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What's a word meaning "at the expense of" so I can shorten the following sentence:

Due to the influence of money in politics, concessions are made at the expense of citizenry.

  • Welcome to EL&U. Can you explain why at the expense of is unsuitable? Have you consulted a thesaurus? – choster Nov 9 '15 at 6:28
  • @choster, Thank you. I need a shorter word/phrase than at the expense of. I have consulted a thesaurus. – J D Nov 9 '15 at 7:19
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Consider, to the detriment of.

detriment: a damage or loss WordNet Farlex

A shorter alternative, though, would be to use the preposition on.

on: to the detriment of WordReference

Concessions are made on citizenry.

  • Unfortunately I can't upvote (not enough points)! – J D Nov 9 '15 at 7:20
  • Good expression, but I don't think it's shorter :) – A.P. Nov 9 '15 at 8:22
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It mean at the loss of something. As The Free Dictionary defines:

With the loss of something

To paraphrase this:

Due to the influence of money in politics, concessions are made with the loss of citizenry.

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While impacts could be positive, the context is already sufficient to establish the negativity. Thus:

Due to the influence of money in politics, concessions are made impacting citizenry

or

Due to the influence of money in politics, concessions are made which impact citizenry

PS. citizenry is unusual, even in political science. I'd just use citizens. Alternatives are the people or the population.

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