Why are we so confused about the difference between revenge and justice?
I think she's sincerely confused about the difference between insurance, and prepayment.
A decade ago, this would have been a distinction without a difference.
Another key finding was the difference of expectations between the amount of time it should take to get a raise or promotion.
But he dove right back in with a demonstration of the difference between empathy and sympathy.
Between righteousness and morals the difference is important.
How strange it seems to think of the difference that hung on that one act!
But now that she knew of it she felt very acutely the difference it had made in Vere.
The difference in the name accounted for his inability to trace her.
"That ought not to make any difference, mamma," said Lady Sarah.
mid-14c., from Old French difference (12c.) "difference, distinction; argument, dispute," from Latin differentia "diversity, difference," from differentem (nominative differens), present participle of differre "to set apart" (see differ). Sense of "a quarrel" first attested late 14c. Colloquial phrase what's the diff? first recorded 1896.
difference dif·fer·ence (dĭf'ər-əns, dĭf'rəns)
The magnitude or degree by which one quantity differs from another of the same kind.