DISTINGUISH's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of distinguish
Definition:
v. characterize; differentiate; recognize
Example:
They can't distinguish between legitimate discs and pirated ones and despite their super-sensitive noses they still can't tell the difference between movies that are worth watching and the real stinkers.
Sentence in Classic:
I flatter myself that I can distinguish at a glance the ash of any known brand, either of cigar or of tobacco.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Then creeping up to me and making a trumpet of his hand, he whispered into my ear again so gently that it was all that I could do to distinguish the words:.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Looking towards the plough land across the river, he made out something black, but he could not distinguish whether it was a horse or the bailiff on horseback.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Prince Andrew, walking beside Bagration, could clearly distinguish their bandoliers, red epaulets, and even their faces.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
So many different eyes, old and young, were fixed on her, and there were so many different faces, that she could not distinguish any of them and, feeling that she must speak to them all at once, did not know how to do it.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The superior officers all wanted to distinguish themselves, to cut off, to seize, to capture, and to overthrow the French, and all clamored for action.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Micawber, giving his mind to a profession so adapted to his fertile resources, and his flow of language, must distinguish himself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The sound of our pens going refreshed us exceedingly, insomuch that I sometimes found it difficult to distinguish between this edifying business proceeding and actually paying the money.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
And were the history of these emperors rightly studied, it would be a sufficient lesson to any prince how to distinguish the paths which lead to honour and safety from those which end in shame and insecurity.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
When I got almost to the top I could see the seat and the white figure, for I was now close enough to distinguish it even through the spells of shadow.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
It was not, after all, opportunity but imagination that he lacked: he had a mental palate which would never learn to distinguish between railway tea and nectar.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context