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ob-trecto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. n. and
I.a. [tracto], to detract from through envy; to disparage, underrate, decry; to be opposed to; to thwart; to injure a person or thing (class.; syn. detrecto; cf.: aemulo, invideo); constr. with dat. or acc.
(β). With acc. (so perh. not ante-Aug.): “sin livor obtrectare curam voluerit,to detract from, carp at, Phaedr. 2 epil. 10: “laudes alicujus,Liv. 45, 37: “urbanas excubias,Tac. A. 1, 17: se invicem, id. Or. 25.—
(γ). With inter se, to be rivals: “obtrectārunt inter se,Nep. Arist. 1. —
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    • Cicero, On Pompey's Command, 8.21
    • Cicero, Philippics, 10.3.6
    • Tacitus, Annales, 1.17
    • Phaedrus, Fables, 2
    • Suetonius, Nero, 18
    • Suetonius, Tiberius, 10
    • Cornelius Nepos, Aristides, 1
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 45, 37
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 8, 36
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 36, 34
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 4.26
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