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 Meanings and Examples of DISTINGUISHED
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  prominent; celebrated, well-known or eminent because of past achievements
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  In the meantime Ferrier having recovered from his privations, distinguished himself as a useful guide and an indefatigable hunter.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  Silk and embroidery distinguished their dresses, and marked the wealth and importance of their master; forming, at the same time, a striking contrast with the martial simplicity of his own attire.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
3  While the attendants hastened to obey Cedric's commands, his eye distinguished Gurth the swineherd, who, with his companion Wamba, had just entered the hall.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
4  By far the most numerous part streamed towards the town of Ashby, where many of the distinguished persons were lodged in the castle, and where others found accommodation in the town itself.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
5  There was no want of distinguished and noble candidates to fill up the ranks on either side.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
6  Those whom they obeyed as leaders were only distinguished from the others by a feather in the cap, their dress, arms, and equipments being in all other respects the same.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
7  By far the greater part of those inferior persons were, in one rank or other, connected with the Order, and were accordingly distinguished by their black dresses.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
8  Sir Knight of the Fetterlock, since it is your pleasure so to be distinguished," said Ivanhoe, "I fear me you have chosen a talkative and a troublesome fool to be your guide.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
9  There were assembled in this apartment, around a large oaken table, about a dozen of the most distinguished representatives of the Saxon families in the adjacent counties.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
10  When they entered, they found themselves in the presence of about twenty matrons and maidens of distinguished Saxon lineage.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
11  Ivanhoe distinguished himself in the service of Richard, and was graced with farther marks of the royal favour.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
12  Maria felt her triumph, and pursued her purpose, careless of Julia; and Julia could never see Maria distinguished by Henry Crawford without trusting that it would create jealousy, and bring a public disturbance at last.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
13  I never listened to a distinguished preacher in my life without a sort of envy.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
14  To be distinguished for elegance and accomplishments, the authorised object of their youth, could have had no useful influence that way, no moral effect on the mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
15  He had distinguished himself, and early gained the other step in rank, and must now, by successive captures, have made a handsome fortune.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  After distinguished service in World War II, he married a New York socialite and reacquired his reputation as a hard-partying dilettante.
17  His attorney argued that Cope could not distinguish between right and wrong.
18  It is important to distinguish between cause and effect.
19  He's colour-blind and can't distinguish between red and green easily.
20  He was eager to get out of the ruck and distinguish himself in some way.
21  A person with good eyesight can distinguish distant object.
22  He could no longer distinguish between illusion and reality.
23  Sometimes reality and fantasy are hard to distinguish.
24  The fundamental problem lies in their inability to distinguish between reality and invention.
25  Young children sometimes can't distinguish between fantasy and reality.
26  Embarrassed at being unable to distinguish Slovenia from Slovakia, George W. finally consulted an atlas.
27  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.
28  By what instinct do you pretend to distinguish between a fallen seraph of the abyss and a messenger from the eternal throne -- between a guide and a seducer?
29  Most people who are color blind actually can distinguish several colors; some, however, have a truly monochromatic view.
30  I see you've been distinguishing yourself at school again.