That question is in my exercise, to be said of a man who is 'beau, joli, distingue.'
The most distingue of these I recognized immediately as the—.
There was a distingue air about Sir Oswald, an old-fashioned courtly dignity, which never for one moment left him.
You must consider the circumstances, and bear in mind Seldens maxim, distingue Tempora.
He had at that time an affair with a Dutch woman, who had been handsome and distingue—she was pitifully his slave.
Blissful, unquestionably—we know that well enough—but would it be 'distingue,' would it be 'recherche' without him?
On distingue d'ici le profil des couches de ces rochers; et on reconnoit qu'elles sont presque perpendiculaires l'horizon.
La seule vertu distingue les hommes, ds qu'ils sont morts—By their virtues alone are men distinguished after they are dead.
But is his ordinary self in every other respect; as proud of bearing, as self-possessed, as handsome, and distingue as ever.
If she is so distingue in rather less than ordinary dress, what would she be in a Parisian costume?
"having an air of distinction," 1813 (in Byron), from French distingué, literally "distinguished," past participle of distinguer (see distinguish). The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces
With distingué traces
That used to be there -- You could see where they'd been washed away
By too many through the day
Twelve o'clock tales.
["Lush Life," Billy Strayhorn, age 17]