A decade ago, this would have been a distinction without a difference.
He had been so moved that he almost ceased to make any distinction, that he almost became a father and a husband and president.
Yesterday's killings of Morsi demonstrators suggest how the distinction can become a fatal contradiction.
Examples of her broad cityscape images in the show would have blurred any distinction between male and female photographers.
Of course, Paul is unlikely to enjoy such a distinction ever again.
This is a distinction that is carefully made by sociologists and is always convenient.
That it was a rich red only added to its distinction, and to his.
This distinction, however, is rather general with many exceptions.
All desire of distinction, indeed, had a sure enemy in Mr. Johnson.
In Bale's view wealth is a necessary accompaniment of distinction.
c.1200, "one of the parts into which something is divided;" mid-14c. as "action of distinguishing," from Old French distinction and directly from Latin distinctionem (nominative distinctio) "separation, distinction, discrimination," noun of action from past participle stem of distinguere (see distinguish). Meaning "distinctive nature or character" is late 14c. Meaning "excellence or eminence" (what distinguishes from others) is first recorded 1690s.