By all accounts he did a magnificent job, launching one of the most distinguished public service careers of 20th century America.
"Clive has had a fantastic and distinguished career so we listen to what he has to say," he said.
And Burg is an Orthodox Jew from a distinguished Israeli political family.
The practice, whatever Child Protective Services may think of it, enjoys a distinguished pedigree.
At 51, Banderas is looking fit and distinguished, Latin-lover persona seemingly behind him.
The manner of a painter is in nothing so distinguished as in his touch.
There is something in your verses as distinguished as your air.
She felt very shy of these companies of distinguished men and women.
The distinguished official was received by the captain, and conducted to the deck.
Cairo and Tripoli were also distinguished for their libraries.
c.1600, "separate," past participle adjective from distinguish. Sense of "famous, celebrated," recorded from 1714; meaning "having an air of distinction" is from 1748.
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.).