Example sentences for: distinction

How can you use “distinction” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • He answers with an academic distinction.

  • A suggested solution to the semantic confusion would be to sharpen the distinction between paddleball and racquetball . These games could be defined simply as ` handball played with a paddle,' the only difference being that paddleball employs a perforated wooden racquet and a large spongy ball, while racquetball , which is rapidly pushing both handball and paddleball into obscurity, employs a small strung racquet and a lively rubber ball.

  • The only animal immediately recognisable to European eyes was the native dog or dingo , and the distinction was early made between the domesticated dog, or dingo , and the wild dog, or warrigal .

  • The Helms/Shays argument (for a distinction between ideology and competence) is analytically more sophisticated but viscerally less compelling.

  • Settler , from 1788, was roughly synonymous with colonist: I say roughly because W.H. Breton, in 1833, distinguishes between settlers the farmers only and colonists the whole of the free inhabitants, though this may be an academic distinction as John Dunmore Lang in the next year remarks that spirit of irreconcilable enmity to standing timber... almost uniformly evinced by all Australian colonists.


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