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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

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

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Arthur C. Clarke

Before this distinguished assembly and the world, the bells today proclaim the joyous tidings of the completion of this quietly soaring tower.
Earl Warren

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

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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