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 Meanings and Examples of DISTINCTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
distinction
 n.  excellence or eminence; note or mark of difference
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  To have them was in itself a distinction, though it was also, in most cases, a death-warrant.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  Mere display left her with a sense of superior distinction; but she felt an affinity to all the subtler manifestations of wealth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
3  It was Selden's distinction that he had never forgotten the way out.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
4  I seize the distinction, but I don't mind it, since doing the one involved doing the other.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  His decent gray suit, made by Nat Hicks of Gopher Prairie, might have been of sheet iron; it had no distinction of cut, no easy grace like the diplomat's Burberry.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  It picks at information which will visibly procure money or social distinction.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
7  I abandon the glory and distinction of such offices to those who like them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
8  But they precisely agree in all their grand features; nor has there yet been presented a single determinate fact upon which to ground a radical distinction.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
9  There was not a man in Black Hawk who had the intelligence or cultivation, much less the personal distinction, of Antonia's father.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
10  In fact, they knew nothing of any of their neighbors; their lodgers were all people of the highest distinction, they assured Edna.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
11  "'Tis the name his Canada fathers have given to Magua," returned the runner, with an air that manifested his pride at the distinction.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
12  I have no father to expect me, and but few friends to lament a fate which I have courted with the insatiable longings of youth after distinction.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
13  There was nothing in the air or attire of this Indian that would seem to entitle him to such a distinction.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
14  They advised her to be attentive to the wants of her companion, and never to forget the distinction which the Manitou had so wisely established between them.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
15  I spects I 's the wickedest critter in the world; and Topsy would cut a summerset, and come up brisk and shining on to a higher perch, and evidently plume herself on the distinction.'
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence: (61 in 5 pages)
16  Although they look similar, these plants are actually quite distinct.
17  Engineering and technology are disciplines distinct from one another and from science.
18  Alcohol has a very distinctive smell; it's quite distinct from the smell of wine.
19  Materials in the center are organized into three distinct categories: reference, child-use, and staff development.
20  Each of London's districts had a distinct character that marked it off from its neighbours.
21  She was trying to remain calm, but there was a distinct edge to her voice.
22  The footprints are quite distinct; they must be fresh.
23  There was a distinct smell of gas.
24  She showed a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the idea of becoming a mother.
25  Imprinting and cell differentiation both involve the closing down of genes but the mechanisms are evidently distinct.
26  It is necessary to keep these two issues distinct.
27  Two such distinct behaviours can at times be observed, either by the participant himself or by an outside observer.
28  The period can be divided into three distinct phases.
29  What had seemed impossible now seemed a distinct possibility.
30  The process has three distinct stages.