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  • I got the distinct impression she wanted to sock me in the face.   (source)
    distinct = clear or easily noticed
  • I had what Mom called distinctive looks.   (source)
    distinctive = easily identifiable as different than others
  • Several such passages are starred and highlighted in the dog-eared text, the margins filled with cryptic notes printed in McCandless's distinctive hand.   (source)
    distinctive = easily identified
  • Slowly, as the current carried them toward it, the island became more distinct.   (source)
    distinct = easily seen
  • Your friend Fiona has red hair — quite distinctive, actually; I've noticed it before.   (source)
    distinctive = easily identified
  • Such a new and distinctive pattern led Guitierrez to suspect the presence of a previously unknown species of lizard.   (source)
  • I wrote a special note in the front of mine distinctly asking him not to read it.   (source)
    distinctly = clearly
  • He tried to deal with the concept of love as distinct from possession, and couldn't separate them.   (source)
    distinct = clearly different
  • As the men rounded a curve in the road, they became more distinct.   (source)
    distinct = clearly seen
  • Or rather there were two lives, a daytime one and a nighttime one: they were distinct, and also invariable.   (source)
    distinct = clearly different
  • Their scent would be undisguised and distinctive, and between the four of them they were laying a scent track a mile wide, as obvious to a real tracking dog as if the ground had been lit on fire.   (source)
    distinctive = easily identified
  • He then explained to me in rather excruciating detail that Tua (it had a name) was not a lizard at all, but a genetically distinct creature that dated back to the Mesozoic Era 200 million years ago, and that it was basically a living dinosaur, and that tuatara can live to be at least 150 years old, and that...   (source)
    distinct = different
  • He heard the distinct shuffle of Peter's awkward footsteps behind him.   (source)
    distinct = easily identifiable
  • Each of them sat on a mushroom as distinct in color as himself: red, orange, yellow, purple, and green.   (source)
    distinct = clearly different
  • She had an eyebrow ring, too, and I distinctly remember walking up to her as she was staring at a candle that was sitting on the windowsill in my grandmother's den and asking if she wanted any dessert.   (source)
    distinctly = in a manner that is easily identifiable
  • In my memory my life at Hailsham falls into two distinct chunks: this last era, and everything that came before.†   (source)
    distinct = clear, easily noticed, and/or identifiable as different or separate
  • Jake had a distinct advantage because it was home turf.†   (source)
  • But Mrs. Spencer said DISTINCTLY that you wanted a girl about eleven years old.   (source)
    distinctly = clearly (unmistakably)
  • When I mingled with other families I distinctly discerned how peculiarly fortunate my lot was, and gratitude assisted the development of filial love.   (source)
    distinctly = clearly
  • Larger than regular wasps, they have a distinctive solid gold body and a sting that raises a lump the size of a plum on contact.†   (source)
  • "Greenhouse three today, chaps!" said Professor Sprout, who was looking distinctly disgruntled, not at all her usual cheerful self.†   (source)
  • We could hear a distinct rumbling that was getting louder and louder.†   (source)
  • I'd even offered to invite Richard and his wife, but Lauren had seemed distinctly uncomfortable at the suggestion.†   (source)
  • You have your relationships here, your relationships there, and you like to keep them distinct.†   (source)
  • The Scots-Irish are one of the most distinctive subgroups in America.†   (source)
  • The woman spoke with a distinct German accent.†   (source)
  • Instead I get the distinct impression that my heart will burst out of my chest any minute now, and I grab his arm to steady myself as I walk up the front steps.†   (source)
  • At this point my memories get less distinct.†   (source)
  • The sky was a mere block to allow a visual effect on the horizon: sunlight flooding the ocean, the vertical edges between light and shadow perfectly distinct.†   (source)
  • Eddie would have long since forgotten him, were it not for one distinctive feature.†   (source)
  • Mr. Loski was clean and smooth on the outside, but there was a distinct whiff of something rotten buried just beneath the surface.†   (source)
  • This made them distinct from most of my clients who committed crimes as adults.†   (source)
  • Something had moved the curtain, just for a second, and I got the distinct impression I was being watched.†   (source)
  • As he moved across the courtyard, the distinct smell of firewood and some kind of meat cooking made his stomach grumble.†   (source)
  • Only her gaze was sharp, and the juxtaposition conjured images of a multilayered Renoir portrait...veiled but distinct, with a boldness that somehow retained its shroud of mystery.†   (source)
  • We wouldn't have stopped talking except for the distinct sound of high heels clicking across the floor.†   (source)
  • The one part I remember distinctly was walking around the neighborhood at night.†   (source)
  • "Danny has two distinct personalities," he said.†   (source)
  • With a visibility of 50 kilometers, I should at least be able to see a distinct curvature of the rim.†   (source)
  • The arriving students were milling about, some roaming at random, some in clusters, but as I approached, there seemed to be a distinct clearing around the palmetto.†   (source)
  • Each one of those little birds had their own distinctive chirp.†   (source)
  • The man on the chair spoke directly into Meg's mind, and now there was a distinct menace to the words.†   (source)
  • At some point, several distinct thumps travel into the museum from the gardens or the streets beyond, as if someone is dropping sacks of cement mix out of the clouds.†   (source)
  • I heard a distinct smacking sound, and when she lifted her head again a giant bite had disappeared from the goose leg.†   (source)
  • Shame is a distinct feeling.†   (source)
  • You can merge them, but we find it helpful to see the two distinct feeds.†   (source)
  • Every sentient being straining and pushing at the shell of identity and distinctness.†   (source)
  • Today she was swathed in yards of forest-green velvet and floating scarves and shawls of gold, and her crown upheld a sparkling veil that gave Dorian the distinct impression she was wearing a tent upon her head.†   (source)
  • The noises grew louder and more distinct, the clack of wood on wood, and as they grew closer they heard heavy breathing as well, and now and then a grunt.†   (source)
  • And why did she have a distinct memory of a Wawa dairy truck?†   (source)
  • I repeated in a lower and more distinct voice.†   (source)
  • I distinctly heard a cat and a dog in here!†   (source)
  • She could smell him as he stood next to her—clean, familiar, distinctive—and felt his arm brush against her as he leaned over and reached inside.†   (source)
  • The wind carried the distinctive scent to my nostrils.†   (source)
  • I don't know how much time had passed, but later I could hear the distinctive sound of Mother's station wagon returning into the garage.†   (source)
  • His hand was distinct.†   (source)
  • Iko said, a distinct whine in her robotic voice.†   (source)
  • I distinctly remember a wall because I distinctly remember a room.†   (source)
  • It had to be Tita, her distinctive fragrance wafted toward him on the breeze, a mixture of jasmine and cooking odors that was hers alone.†   (source)
  • They found the end of the island, quite distinct, and not magicked out of shape or sense.†   (source)
  • It's not that distinct ...†   (source)
  • I distinctly remember the date we left Plaszow for the last time.†   (source)
  • This time the fanfare was quite perfunctory, the voice now distinctly cold.†   (source)
  • A distinctly fishy smell emanated from his whiskers.†   (source)
  • Jose—spotting me—had strolled back from the front door to join our conversation, in his distinctive springy walk.†   (source)
  • He had his own set of carpentry tools and a distinctly German design sensibility.†   (source)
  • Each of us has his or her own distinct personality.†   (source)
  • But to Mulch, each cog had a distinctive signature and when a ratchet caught, it was so loud as to be deafening.†   (source)
  • As they leveled out, their minds began to diverge, becoming distinct personalities again.†   (source)
  • And Edward was staring at me curiously, that same, familiar edge of frustration even more distinct now in his black eyes.†   (source)
  • It goes without saying that men can be as distinct from each other as shrubs that bloom in different times of the year.†   (source)
  • It was a clear and distinct feeling, one she would never forget-the thing taken.†   (source)
  • The memory of that moment of my life is one of those crystal-clear ones, distilled and distinct, like the moment you graduate from high school or your first child is born.†   (source)
  • "It's just a hobby," he says, though I get the distinct feeling that he's keeping something from me.†   (source)
  • Then came the distinctive harmonic thrum as the lute was taken out of its case.†   (source)
  • As I watch he turns to look up at me—he is very distinct and I can see the wrinkles in the fabric of his coat, my own reflection in his glasses—he turns to look at me and begins to speak in a low voice about federal educational grants.†   (source)
  • Near its crown it bulged with the distinctive onion-shaped dome of its accumulator gall.†   (source)
  • But to me, stealing and taking someone's life were two distinct capabilities.†   (source)
  • Just as she turned to enter the cabin, a small, distinctively Asian woman emerged from behind her.†   (source)
  • They had come from distinct bloodlines, and she had the paper trail to prove it.†   (source)
  • The problem of symbolic meaning is further compounded when we look at a number of writers emphasizing various, distinct elements for a given symbol.†   (source)
  • As true children of their time, the Stoics were distinctly "cosmopolitan," in that they were more receptive to contemporary culture than the "barrel philosophers" (the Cynics).†   (source)
  • It was so distinctively the Li family smell.†   (source)
  • The change was gradual, but distinct.†   (source)
  • There is only one source of light inside the limousine that's bright enough to be visible through the smoked glass, and that is the distinctive inflated rectangle of a television screen.†   (source)
  • This way of life looked distinctly odd in the besieged city of Warsaw.†   (source)
  • Beneath the crest of the Briarcrest Christian School was the motto: Decidedly Academic, Distinctly Christian.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, Nicholas Flamel's head appeared, followed, a moment later, by the distinctive spiky hair of the Warrior Maid, Scathach.†   (source)
  • The answer was always a very distinct, "NO!"†   (source)
  • A distinct honor.†   (source)
  • Even if you ignored the distinctive ink, this room didn't look like the rest of the house.†   (source)
  • Three OH-58D Kiowa helos, distinctive for the black ball mounted above the rotor, would also fly in the airspace above the target.†   (source)
  • The next week, when we did our developing, I stood and watched as her image emerged in front of me: distinct, perfect, in all that cool white.†   (source)
  • As we made our way back down the drive, I heard a distinct cough.†   (source)
  • And I distinctly heard the instructor give them another chance, asking them if they wanted to reconsider.†   (source)
  • In theory, a detective in Cincinnati could telegraph a few distinctive numbers to investigators in New York with the expectation that if a match existed, New York would find it.†   (source)
  • I distinctly called to speak to you and summon you to our cause.†   (source)
  • If you put your very existence into it, your sensitivity and humanity, it makes for a sound distinctly yours, Karr told me.†   (source)
  • These sonars were far less powerful than ship-carried sonars and had distinctive characteristics.†   (source)
  • And he would listen, making only a few comments, always sympathetic, so that when I left him I had the distinct impression he bad solved everything for me.†   (source)
  • Looking distinctly upset, he set it back.†   (source)
  • Although both have distinct functions, one side has the major responsibility for language and the other for artistic ability.†   (source)
  • In other words, I get the distinct feeling, though I admit no one has actually said it, that we're being blamed for Mark gobbling downers.†   (source)
  • When Blomkvist left Vanger around 9:00 there was a distinct feeling of spring in the air.†   (source)
  • In," Yetta said, very distinctly, as if she'd feared her English wasn't clear enough.†   (source)
  • I breathed in their familiar scent—bleach, sweat, and something distinctly earthy—and tried not to listen to the conversation above me.†   (source)
  • "I didn't ask for this," she hissed, the words as distinct to my ears as if she'd been in the same room.†   (source)
  • Behind the cabinet Dan distinctly heard the shuffling of footsteps.†   (source)
  • The three dancers in the piece, all recent graduates of Juilliard themselves, bring a distinctive vocabulary to the montage, drawing viewers into an experience that is at once life-affirming and joyful, without any bubble-gum sentimentality.†   (source)
  • Each bell makes two distinct tones.†   (source)
  • But I feel separated now, as though a clear thin wall rises up distinctly between myself and those staring at me.†   (source)
  • They spelled nothing but trouble, those numbers: if they were distinct the guards could identify you from any distance, but if you neglected to have them repainted in time you'd be sure to land in the guardhouse for not taking care of your number.†   (source)
  • He did not have the impression that he was seen, he could not detect any sign of interest or rejection, but in her indifference there was a distinct radiance that encouraged him to persevere.†   (source)
  • I guess it's fair to say there were two distinct phases to my life in West Virginia: everything that happened before October 5, 1957 and everything that happened afterward.†   (source)
  • I do remember distinctly encountering some strange food in the refrigerator.†   (source)
  • I couldn't quite believe that However, there had been, distinctly, a crack like a rifle or pistol shot.†   (source)
  • His was a mild and quiet face, an oval surface with no hint of distinctiveness until he started his vocal routines.†   (source)
  • The bruises remain distinct on the woman's face, but her hair is now more neatly combed.†   (source)
  • David gazed at the moon, higher in the sky now, yet distinct and sharply rendered against the darkness.†   (source)
  • The Ebola virus particle contains only seven different proteins—seven distinct types of large molecules arranged in a long braided structure that is the stringy Ebola particle.†   (source)
  • Don Ament, who gave McDonaldland its distinctive look, was a former Disney set designer.†   (source)
  • He looked surprised but distinctly pleased.†   (source)
  • Our problems, while distinctive and special, were not entirely unique, and a philosophy that placed those problems in an international and historical context of the greater world and the course of history was valuable.†   (source)
  • And then a slight and distinctly delicious sensation collected in her crotch.†   (source)
  • Social psychologists argue that all this reflects the way our consciences and ethical systems are based on individual stories and are distinct from the parts of our brains concerned with logic and rationality.†   (source)
  • The sound got more distinct, but it wasn't a cat, I could tell that.†   (source)
  • I distinctly remember puking.†   (source)
  • The scent I had to follow wasn't as distinct as it had been in the morning.†   (source)
  • But the craft possessing tail number 26000, in which John Kennedy now flies, is a distinct upgrade.†   (source)
  • He felt distinctly irritated with Call—the man never seemed to need any of the things other humans needed, like sleep or women.†   (source)
  • On the streets, vendors hawk their wares from carts, each with his own distinctive cry—knives sharpened, fish to buy, get your apples—apples here!†   (source)
  • Hazel could recall Hawkbit—a rather slow, stupid rabbit whose company for five snowbound days underground had been distinctly tedious.†   (source)
  • A good teacher's impact was nearly as distinctive as a cheater's.†   (source)
  • The puckering has a distinct design, like the old vaccination scar on my father's arm.†   (source)
  • Their daily lesson: distinctive-ness can be dangerous, so it's best to develop an aptitude for not being noticed.†   (source)
  • For a moment he looked almost ferocious, and then his voice softened and he said, "Little Hylocichla guttata pritchardi has a distinctive song.†   (source)
  • Adam had learned early in his deployment that two distinct battles were waging in Afghanistan: One was against the terrorist population, primarily al Qaeda but also a plethora of Islamic extremists, both foreign and domestic.†   (source)
  • He became distinctly less fun.†   (source)
  • The voice was even and low-toned, yet every word came to Johnnie distinctly.†   (source)
  • I spent every leave training with Grandfather, enduring beatings and harsh discipline but gaining, in return, a distinct edge over my classmates.†   (source)
  • It soon became apparent that Moody's relatives fell into two distinct categories.†   (source)
  • I distinctly remember his intent face and the fascinated faces of his listeners.†   (source)
  • Grandmother could say a capital letter so distinctly that you heard it.†   (source)
  • He registered a distinct change in the air, as though the atmosphere were charged with something wild and elemental.†   (source)
  • It was rural Alabama in 1965, two separate, distinct states.†   (source)
  • Through the eyes of all these people you will see the fire from many distinct vantage points, and feel a wide range of emotions as the hot breath of the fire draws nearer and nearer.†   (source)
  • She noted a distinctive smell inside the crowded huts.†   (source)
  • She persuaded a Spanish Town doctor to visit my younger brother Pierre who staggered when he walked and couldn't speak distinctly.†   (source)
  • Through telescopes a dozen or more distant rebel camps could be distinctly seen, and the enemy appeared "very numerous."†   (source)
  • Milo could see more things than most people, but he could see none of them too distinctly.†   (source)
  • "I've been flying in northern Pakistan for forty years," he said, waggling his head, the subcontinent's most distinctive gesture.†   (source)
  • The Realtor got the distinct impression that bugs were crawling on him and hurriedly left.†   (source)
  • Since the beginning of your junior year, each of your teachers has noted a distinct withdrawal from your participation in class and in your social interactions with your peers.†   (source)
  • To Alexandra, there was a distinct and distasteful difference between one who paints and a painter, one who writes and a writer.†   (source)
  • It has a distinct egglike cockpit and two pods or bench seats on the outside.†   (source)
  • And then a fourth and a fifth, until Tom heard a hundred melodies streaming through his mind, each one unique, each one distinct.†   (source)
  • Printed velvet, beaded silk, embroidered cashmere, all with the distinctive "Denny and George" signature.†   (source)
  • But I remember something else very distinctly from that day.†   (source)
  • There is a large spider's web in the doorway of the barn cellar, right over the pigpen, and when Lurvy went to feed the pig this morning, he noticed the web because it was foggy, and you know how a spider's web looks very distinct in a fog.†   (source)
  • You said fifteen bucks till noon, all right, but I distinctly heard you—†   (source)
  • I can't remember a fraction of what my teachers tell me in school or what my parents tell me ever, or what I read, but I can remember distinctly every word that dear, dear Collin said.†   (source)
  • "Oh, hey," Sarah says, not very distinctly.†   (source)
  • Well, you know, she won't make distinctive facial expressions at me.†   (source)
  • Free-fall rides are really made up of three distinct parts: the ride to the top, the momentary suspension, and the downward plunge.†   (source)
  • On the bank, distinct against the lesser darkness of the sky, was the unmistakable silhouette of a German soldier.†   (source)
  • My voice was a little too loud and there was a distinct quaver in it, so I tried again.†   (source)
  • Or at the expense of his life, and there were moments last night when that was a distinct consideration.†   (source)
  • I get the distinct impression that this is the culmination of several battles between them.†   (source)
  • But now the music became a distinct wail of female pain.†   (source)
  • There were Black Ghosts too, but they were open eyed and full of laughter, more distinct than White Ghosts.†   (source)
  • The drums come over, still distant but more distinct.†   (source)
  • Then, because I wanted something other than the murmured greetings in Yiddish to listen to, I began to hear, distinctly, the tapping sounds of Danny's metal-capped shoes against the cement pavement.†   (source)
  • It's a distinct possibility.†   (source)
  • We experienced and absorbed the same waves of invasions: Celts, Vikings, Normans — all left their distinctive mark on our countries.†   (source)
  • As best I can puzzle it out, there were two distinct phases.†   (source)
  • Though they lowered their voices, I distinctly heard Grandpa say, "One thang for shore, Miss Love.†   (source)
  • He can remember a period of their lives when she felt distinctly trapped.†   (source)
  • That one spearhead stood out from the rest with burning clarity, every facet so distinct that he could envision how the ancient hammer had struck off each flake of stone.†   (source)
  • But in most poisoning cases the hypostatic areas have distinct colorings, cherry red, red, red-brown, or dark brown.†   (source)
  • He spoke distinctly, giving an unusual clarity to every syllable.†   (source)
  • The killing is tied to sex, and is executed in a unique and distinctive fashion.†   (source)
  • Voice patterns were as distinctive to him as fingerprints; he never made mistakes.†   (source)
  • And then for a second he thought he was dreaming, for quite distinctly, though in a low voice, the Horse said, "But I can."†   (source)
  • The heavy man turned and faced Saint Dane, and in a distinct, strong voice he said, "My only regretis that I will not live long enough to see Kagan suffer the way we have all suffered."†   (source)
  • His thoughts were interrupted by the distinct yet familiar sound of a thud.†   (source)
  • Errtu felt the familiar sensation of power more distinctly on the material plane and had little trouble discerning the direction of the emanations.†   (source)
  • A distinct minority.†   (source)
  • Also, Smith Islanders consider their dialect an important part of their cultural uniqueness, a badge of their independence and distinctiveness.†   (source)
  • He vaguely understood that they had been humiliated, that he had affronted the holiness of order, and that at this moment it was distinctly disadvantageous to be Italian.†   (source)
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