- dis·tin·guished·ly, adverb
- non·dis·tin·guished, adjective
- well-dis·tin·guished, adjective
- distinctive, distinguished
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How to use distinguished in a sentence
Part of what distinguished Folklore from Swift’s other recent records was the lack of slick and precision-engineered radio-ready pop.
The many honors Rich received include a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 1994, a National Book Award in 1974 and the National Book Foundation medal for distinguished contribution to American letters in 2005.
While a student at the Seattle Film Institute, Braden noted Henri's "regal presence and distinguished personality," and he featured the cat in a short film for class.R.I.P. Henri, le Chat Noir, angst-ridden feline YouTube star for the ages | Jennifer Ouellette | December 10, 2020 | Ars Technica
In a statement Monday night, Durbin thanked Feinstein for her “distinguished leadership on the Judiciary Committee during turbulent years” and announced that he intends to seek the top Democratic spot on the panel.Sen. Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee | Felicia Sonmez, Seung Min Kim | November 24, 2020 | Washington Post
Roger Bales is a distinguished professor of Engineering at the University of California, Merced.Healthy forests do more than just prevent wildfires | By Bales & Conklin/The Conversation | October 19, 2020 | Popular-Science
A former superintendent of Milwaukee schools, he is now a distinguished Professor of Education at Marquette University.
"Clive has had a fantastic and distinguished career so we listen to what he has to say," he said.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys | Nico Hines | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He liked to recall his films from the '20s and '30s, in which he put distinguished West End actors on the screen.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A large number of detectives were involved, with long and distinguished records, from three different squads.
She too observed that the Picards not only took refuge behind the Germans but were further distinguished by their ill will.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole | Anne Sinclair | October 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He distinguished himself in several campaigns, especially in the Peninsular war, and was raised to the rank of field marshal.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
“This house must have been the hotel of some distinguished family, Baron; it is nobly proportioned,” said David Arden.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
A distinguished-looking man, evidently vested with authority, bustled forward and addressed him, civilly enough.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
A characteristic which distinguished them and which impressed Mrs. Pontellier most forcibly was their entire absence of prudery.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
William Woodville died; a distinguished English physician and medical writer.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for distinguished
noble or dignified in appearance or behaviour
eminent; famous; celebrated
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