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discriminate
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The Awakening
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as in: discriminating taste Define
to recognize or perceive differences -- especially fine distinctions
  • There were paintings, selected with judgment and discrimination, upon the walls.

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  • It costs more, but is worth it to people with discriminating taste.
  • She is a discriminating interior designer.

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unspecified meaning
  • And the ladies, selecting with dainty and discriminating fingers and a little greedily, all declared that Mr. Pontellier was the best husband in the world.
  • From his trousers pockets he took a fistful of crumpled bank notes and a good deal of silver coin, which he piled on the bureau indiscriminately with keys, knife, handkerchief, and whatever else happened to be in his pockets.

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  • XXX Though Edna had spoken of the dinner as a very grand affair, it was in truth a very small affair and very select, in so much as the guests invited were few and were selected with discrimination.

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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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