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Definition of Distinguished


  1. of Distinguish
  2. Marked; special.
  3. Separated from others by distinct difference; having, or indicating, superiority; eminent or known; illustrious; -- applied to persons and deeds.

Distinguished Quotations

Humans are distinguished from other species by a massive brain that enables us to imagine a future and influence it by what we do in the present. By using experience, knowledge and insight, our ancestors recognized they could anticipate dangers and opportunities and take steps to exploit advantages and avoid hazards.
David Suzuki

A person is not merely a single subject distinguished from all the others. It is especially a being to which is attributed a relative autonomy in relation to the environment with which it is most immediately in contact.
Emile Durkheim

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
Ambrose Bierce

For most people, the question why be good - as distinguished from merely law abiding - is a simple one. Because God commands it, because the Bible requires it, because good people go to Heaven and bad people go to Hell.
Alan Dershowitz

Men are distinguished from women by their commitment to do violence rather than to be victimized by it.
Andrea Dworkin
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Distinguished Translations

distinguished in German is ausgezeichnet, Unterschied
distinguished in Italian is esimio, differenza
distinguished in Latin is precipuus
distinguished in Norwegian is anerkjent, fornem
distinguished in Spanish is distinguido
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