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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISTINCTIVENESS

It is the distinctiveness, not the universality of the truth, which renders it important.

By doing so he would augment his own dignity and the distinctiveness of his office.

Christians:asserting their distinctiveness, 271 ff.trying to conquer the Spirit, 122 ff.

Manning had what has been called "the ambition of distinctiveness."

What was gained in distinctness might have been lost in distinctiveness, and after all he did technically put us upon our guard.

The modern Church is in grave danger of forgetting the distinctiveness of her gospel and the glorious isolation of her position.

This distinctiveness is more marked among the interior groups where the soldered type of lobe increases to 31 percent.

According to this view, the value of a title lies, not in its appropriateness to the subject-matter, but in its distinctiveness.

I am not pleading for fancy names, but just for that distinctiveness in choice which the artistic sense decides is fitting.

The holiness which is at once its distinctiveness and its hallowing comprehends and can sanctify all relations of life.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French distinctif and directly from Medieval Latin distinctivus, from Latin distinct-, past participle of distinguere (see distinguish). Meaning "markedly individual" is from 1580s. Related: Distinctively; distinctiveness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISTINCTIVENESS

diversity

nounvariety, difference
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