distinguished

[ dih-sting-gwisht ]SEE DEFINITION OF distinguished

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISTINGUISHED

Doesn't the baron look just too distinguished beside Mr. Higbee?

They gave him a title which distinguished him from the others.

Yet not so much a slave to it, she distinguished, as to Martin's absorption in its development.

The three distinguished characters were a spendthrift, a bailiff, and a dun.

Then all was in such uproar, that no voices could be distinguished.

An insincere profession will be distinguished by partiality in its observances.

The family of Amram was distinguished by a very striking peculiarity.

What a winning singularity must have distinguished his actions!

Distinguished from the Patrician, who was a saturated solution.

He appears to think that so distinguished a criminal should have been ducked in a tank of rosewater.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "separate," past participle adjective from distinguish. Sense of "famous, celebrated," recorded from 1714; meaning "having an air of distinction" is from 1748.

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