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 Meanings and Examples of DISTINCTIVE
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 a.  special; unique; marking or expressing distinction or difference
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  But a Times leader is entirely distinctive, and these words could have been taken from nothing else.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
2  Each ear is as a rule quite distinctive and differs from all other ones.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
3  There could be no question that the most distinctive and suggestive point in the case was the singular disappearance of the door-key.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
4  But possessing all the grand distinctive features of the leviathan, most naturalists have recognised him for one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
5  He had an intellectual and distinctive head, but the instant he turned to Prince Andrew the firm, intelligent expression on his face changed in a way evidently deliberate and habitual to him.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX
6  Usually in cities each street has its distinctive color, and only now and then do the colors meet in close proximity.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IX
7  To have them was in itself a distinction, though it was also, in most cases, a death-warrant.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VII
8  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
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
9  It was Selden's distinction that he had never forgotten the way out.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
10  I seize the distinction, but I don't mind it, since doing the one involved doing the other.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
11  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
12  It picks at information which will visibly procure money or social distinction.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
13  I abandon the glory and distinction of such offices to those who like them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
14  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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
15  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
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
Example Sentence: (61 in 5 pages)
16  We must draw a clear distinction between right and wrong.
17  It's sometimes very difficult to draw a clear distinction between the meanings of different words.
18  He has the distinction of being regarded as the Federal Republic's greatest living writer.
19  When distinction disguises the smile, is the final farewell tune.
20  There is a sharp distinction between crimes which involve injury to people and those that don't.
21  But then to avoid confusion we need some way of marking the participant role distinction.
22  In addition to the main distinction based on participant roles, the person system may be organized along a variety of other dimensions.
23  In answering these questions, it is important to recall the distinction made earlier between prescriptive and descriptive grammar.
24  Philosophers did not use to make a distinction between arts and science.
25  A slave, of course, in distinction from a free woman, is not permitted complaints.
26  So pronounced is this class distinction that some races will not go near another for fear of being polluted.
27  The distinction between being a Christian or a heathen is easy to see but difficult to talk.
28  The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the man who borrows, and the man who lends.
29  Although they look similar, these plants are actually quite distinct.
30  Engineering and technology are disciplines distinct from one another and from science.