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Word: distinct

Definition: clearly different; clearly noticed


Sentences Containing 'distinct'

If the object have a shiny surface these lights are clear and distinct; if a dull surface, soft and diffused.
The most trivial details remained as distinct and luminous in his head, after they had lain there for years, as the most memorable events.
It is a distinct improvement upon the threadbare form of Indian legend.
Some hours afterwards it began again, nearer and more distinct.
Edmond listened, and the sound became more and more distinct.
On descending, we saw through the lattice work several boats which were gradually becoming more distinct to our view.
It includes what are usually two distinct revenues, belonging to two distinct persons, the profits of stock, and the wages of labour.
The projectors, no doubt, had in their golden dreams the most distinct vision of this great profit.
It is distinct, not only from the landed, but from the trading and manufacturing interests, as in these last the owners themselves employ their own capitals.
Between whatever places foreign trade is carried on, they all of them derive two distinct benefits from it.
Nothing can be more plain and distinct than the interest which directed every such establishment.
It is the first great revolution in the affairs of mankind of which history has preserved any distinct and circumstantial account.
The doctrines concerning those two subjects were considered as making two distinct sciences.
Moreover, the possibility of making distinct races by crossing has been greatly exaggerated.
These two distinct cases of reversion are often confounded together by those who have written on inheritance.
But, in fact, a breed, like a dialect of a language, can hardly be said to have a distinct origin.
But they will as yet hardly have a distinct name, and from being only slightly valued, their history will have been disregarded.
Generally the term includes the unknown element of a distinct act of creation.
The local forms are moderately constant and distinct in each separate island; but when all from the several islands are compared together, the differences are seen to be so slight and graduated that it is impossible to define or describe them, though at the same time the extreme forms are sufficiently distinct.
This likewise necessarily occurs with closely allied organisms, which inhabit distinct continents or islands.
How do those groups of species, which constitute what are called distinct genera and which differ from each other more than do the species of the same genus, arise?
How simply are these facts explained on the view of an occasional cross with a distinct individual being advantageous or indispensable!
It must arise from the pollen of a distinct VARIETY having a prepotent effect over the flower's own pollen; and that this is part of the general law of good being derived from the intercrossing of distinct individuals of the same species.
Consequently, in the course of many thousand generations, the most distinct varieties of any one species of grass would have the best chance of succeeding and of increasing in numbers, and thus of supplanting the less distinct varieties; and varieties, when rendered very distinct from each other, take the rank of species.
Hence the six new species descended from (I), and the eight descendants from (A), will have to be ranked as very distinct genera, or even as distinct sub-families.
We shall also have two very distinct genera descended from (I), differing widely from the descendants of (A).
If two species belonging to two distinct though allied genera, had both produced a large number of new and divergent forms, it is conceivable that these might approach each other so closely that they would have all to be classed under the same genus; and thus the descendants of two distinct genera would converge into one.
These remarks of Schiodte's it should be understood, apply not to the same, but to distinct species.
The most distinct breeds of the pigeon, in countries widely apart, present sub-varieties with reversed feathers on the head, and with feathers on the feet, characters not possessed by the aboriginal rock-pigeon; these then are analogous variations in two or more distinct races.
The ass sometimes has very distinct transverse bars on its legs, like those on the legs of a zebra.
We see this tendency to become striped most strongly displayed in hybrids from between several of the most distinct species.
But the state of the same organ in distinct classes may incidentally throw light on the steps by which it has been perfected.
Eyes of the above simple nature are not capable of distinct vision, and serve only to distinguish light from darkness.
So that here we have perfect, or even more than commonly perfect fertility, in a first cross between two distinct species.
The floras of distant continents would not by such means become mingled; but would remain as distinct as they now are.
And all these genera, descended from (A), form an order distinct from the genera descended from (I).
When the mockers and the mocked are caught and compared, they are found to be very different in essential structure, and to belong not only to distinct genera, but often to distinct families.
We may extend this view to widely distinct structures and to whole classes.
We know also that a cross between the distinct individuals of the same variety, and between distinct varieties, increases the number of their offspring, and certainly gives to them increased size and vigour.
This unconscious process of selection has been the great agency in the formation of the most distinct and useful domestic breeds.
These animals are composed of a gelatinous material, and show scarcely any trace of distinct organs.
We have no idea of this connexion, nor even any distinct notion what it is we desire to know, when we endeavour at a conception of it.
How any clear, distinct idea can contain circumstances, contradictory to itself, or to any other clear, distinct idea, is absolutely incomprehensible; and is, perhaps, as absurd as any proposition, which can be formed.
The non-existence of any being, without exception, is as clear and distinct an idea as its existence.
"The impression of his right foot was always less distinct than his left.
They all appear to be adhesive, and there is a distinct odour of lime-cream.
Suddenly, to my horror, there was a distinct sound of footsteps moving softly in the next room.
Yet it was busy, too, with all the remembrances the place naturally awakened; and they were particularly distinct and vivid.
What faces are the most distinct to me in the fleeting crowd?
The whale, therefore, must see one distinct picture on this side, and another distinct picture on that side; while all between must be profound darkness and nothingness to him.

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