A second point is that we have to distinguish between investigative journalism and “leak” journalism.
It is nearly impossible to distinguish who is attempting to save the women and who is doing the assaulting.
He also does not distinguish between a physical state of sobriety and one on drugs.
If anything, group settings provide opportunities to distinguish your unique voice and talents.
Snowden said he admired Manning, though he did distinguish his choice not to put out anything he had not read and selected.
The next step is to distinguish between pruning and training.
The seniors in especial were anxious to distinguish themselves.
Most of all we must distinguish between the different classes in the army.
It does not require much of it to distinguish an honest man from an adventurer.
Our feeling is no longer sufficiently simple and natural to distinguish the true without the help of scientific principles.
1560s, from Middle French distinguiss-, stem of distinguer, or directly from Latin distinguere "to separate between, separate by pricking," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + -stinguere "to prick" (see extinguish, and cf. Latin instinguere "to incite, impel").
The suffix -ish is due to the influence of many verbs in which it is the equivalent of Old French -iss-, ultimately from Latin inchoative suffix -iscere (this is also the case in extinguish, admonish, and astonish). Related: Distinguishing. The earlier form of the verb was distinguen (mid-14c.).