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discriminate
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’Well, now, indeed, Madame Mantalini,’ said Miss Knag, as Kate was taking her weary way homewards on the first night of her novitiate; ’that Miss Nickleby is a very creditable young person—a very creditable young person indeed—hem—upon my word, Madame Mantalini, it does very extraordinary credit even to your discrimination that you should have found such a very excellent, very well-behaved, very—hem—very unassuming young woman to assist in the fitting on.

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as in: suffered discrimination Define
to treat people of different groups differently -- especially unfair treatment due to race, religion or gender
as in: discriminating taste Define
to recognize or perceive differences -- especially fine distinctions
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