Origin of distingué
Examples from the Web for distingue
La seule vertu distingue les hommes, ds qu'ils sont morts—By their virtues alone are men distinguished after they are dead.
That question is in my exercise, to be said of a man who is 'beau, joli, distingue.'Monsieur de Camors, Complete|Octave Feuillet
On distingue d'ici le profil des couches de ces rochers; et on reconnoit qu'elles sont presque perpendiculaires l'horizon.Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)|James Hutton
I am not in a dche, however; distingue—I would fain distinguish; I am rather a swell, but not solvent.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
He was so distingue, carried himself so loftily, and yet was so gallantly condescending, and so inimitably fascinating.The Fatal Glove|Clara Augusta Jones Trask
British Dictionary definitions for distingue
Word Origin and History for distingue
"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]