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Word: distinction

Definition: honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction

Sentences Containing 'distinction'

"Discrimination is an evil, but distinction is God's design."
"Note: To enable distinction between two separate entities in this section.
A distinction is drawn between Gross Output and Net output.
and what has procured me so fluttering a distinction?''
Between 1806-1807, he fought with distinction at Jena, Eylau and Heilsberg.
But it harmonises perfectly with the view that there is no essential distinction between species and varieties.
Erected in 1870, the diocese has the distinction of being one of the oldest in all of Burma.
He graduated top of the class with an M.Sc degree with a Distinction in Accounting.
His chief divergence from Plato is the distinction between the "first god" and the "demiurge."
However, some make a distinction between the two terms.
I abandon the glory and distinction of such offices to those who like them.
It is a most curious distinction, when one comes to look at it and think about it.
It is something to think of, and it gives her a sort of distinction among her companions.
It made me start as much as if it had been the knock of a footman to a person of distinction.
It requires no nice discernment or metaphysical head to mark the distinction between them.
It was the first time that video game developers were honored this distinction.
It was the only narrative film to have that distinction.
Neither distinction of the person nor relationships swayed his judgments.
Not that I mean to say these were special marks of distinction, which only I received.
One is a careful distinction between things which are in our power and things which are not.
Other uses of these terms do not make the distinction and treat them as synonyms.
Several other members of the family have also gained distinction.
Several other members of the Verney family have also gained distinction.
She likes to have the distinction of rank preserved.''
She received her diploma with distinction in 2006.
Social/technical distinction and reification.
That distinction belongs to John Buhmiller, a gunsmith and hunter from Montana.
That distinction doesn't exist for BIOS.
The context register made no distinction between user and supervisor states.
The court, however, was not interested in her distinction between public and private statements.
The distinction between the alternative terms in English is rather unclear.
The distinction between the two is not always pronounced.
The distinction concerns pathogenicity in poultry, not humans.
The distinction of species he explains by the destruction of intermediate graduated forms.
The distinction of the application is its ability to create unique photography effects.
The distinction, explicit in the 1960 Code of Rubrics, predates it.
The only distinction of which he is capable lies in this direction.
The only graduate of the B.Sc Accounting programme to obtain this distinction.
Their distinction was the focus on a few series, with special rules for each individual game.
There is a legal distinction between these two acts.
There was nothing else except MUFS and MOVIES... and there was no distinction between the two...
This distinction is a frequent source of viewer confusion.
This distinction is often lost, and both are often called recoilless rifles.
This is in contrast to symmetric federalism, where no distinction is made between constituent states.
This is the second consecutive year that OHS has received this distinction.
Those who stood nearest over against me, seemed to be persons of distinction, as I supposed by their habit.
To put it mildly, this can be an extremely subtle (and subjective) distinction.
Wunderlich achieved the highest distinction within the German repertory.
Younger speakers do not make the ejective distinction.
``Why, you have just said, a man of high distinction.''

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