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distinct
used in Anna Karenina

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clear, easily noticed, and/or identifiable as different or separate
  • They tried to tell her what the doctor had said, but it appeared that though the doctor had talked distinctly enough and at great length, it was utterly impossible to report what he had said.
    Part Two (3% in)
  • From the rooms came a constant, steady hum, as from a hive, and the rustle of movement; and while on the landing between trees they gave last touches to their hair and dresses before the mirror, they heard from the ballroom the careful, distinct notes of the fiddles of the orchestra beginning the first waltz.
    Part One (65% in)
  • She knew that in politics, in philosophy, in theology, Alexey Alexandrovitch often had doubts, and made investigations; but on questions of art and poetry, and, above all, of music, of which he was totally devoid of understanding, he had the most distinct and decided opinions.
    Part One (96% in)
  • Soon after her return from Moscow, on arriving at a soiree where she had expected to meet him, and not finding him there, she realized distinctly from the rush of disappointment that she had been deceiving herself, and that this pursuit was not merely not distasteful to her, but that it made the whole interest of her life.
    Part Two (9% in)
  • Thinking over what he would say, he somewhat regretted that he should have to use his time and mental powers for domestic consumption, with so little to show for it, but, in spite of that, the form and contents of the speech before him shaped itself as clearly and distinctly in his head as a ministerial report.
    Part Two (23% in)
  • With a child's keen instinct for every manifestation of feeling, he saw distinctly that his father, his governess, his nurse,—all did not merely dislike Vronsky, but looked on him with horror and aversion, though they never said anything about him, while his mother looked on him as her greatest friend.
    Part Two (57% in)
  • "In general terms, he'll say in his official manner, and with all distinctness and precision, that he cannot let me go, but will take all measures in his power to prevent scandal.
    Part Two (61% in)
  • The first fall—Kuzovlev's, at the stream—agitated everyone, but Alexey Alexandrovitch saw distinctly on Anna's pale, triumphant face that the man she was watching had not fallen.
    Part Two (78% in)
  • The princess asked Varenka to sing again, and Varenka sang another song, also smoothly, distinctly, and well, standing erect at the piano and beating time on it with her thin, dark-skinned hand.
    Part Two (87% in)
  • Just as he liked and praised a country life in comparison with the life he did not like, so too he liked the peasantry in contradistinction to the class of men he did not like, and so too he knew the peasantry as something distinct from and opposed to men generally.
    Part Three (1% in)
  • In his methodical brain there were distinctly formulated certain aspects of peasant life, deduced partly from that life itself, but chiefly from contrast with other modes of life.
    Part Three (1% in)
  • The impulsive abruptness of her movements was such that at every step the lines of her knees and the upper part of her legs were distinctly marked under her dress, and the question involuntarily rose to the mind where in the undulating, piled-up mountain of material at the back the real body of the woman, so small and slender, so naked in front, and so hidden behind and below, really came to an end.
    Part Three (54% in)
  • He saw now distinctly that Kauffmann and Michelli had nothing to tell him.
    Part Three (92% in)
  • Today all the significance of his book rose before him with special distinctness, and whole periods ranged themselves in his mind in illustration of his theories.
    Part Three (94% in)
  • But he heard it indistinctly through the sound of his own footsteps, and hoped he was mistaken.
    Part Three (95% in)
  • Since Alexey Alexandrovitch had left home with the intention of not returning to his family again, and since he had been at the lawyer's and had spoken, though only to one man, of his intention, since especially he had translated the matter from the world of real life to the world of ink and paper, he had grown more and more used to his own intention, and by now distinctly perceived the feasibility of its execution.
    Part Four (30% in)
  • I see no distinct grounds for classical studies being given a preeminence over scientific studies.
    Part Four (41% in)
  • "If it had not been for the distinctive property of anti-nihilistic influence on the side of classical studies, we should have considered the subject more, have weighed the arguments on both sides," said Sergey Ivanovitch with a subtle smile, "we should have given elbow-room to both tendencies.
    Part Four (42% in)
  • What struck Levin was that he could see through them all today, and from little, almost imperceptible signs knew the soul of each, and saw distinctly that they were all good at heart.
    Part Four (57% in)
  • He felt distinctly now how intensely he had longed for her death.
    Part Four (70% in)
  • Her voice was lively, eager, with exceedingly distinct intonations.
    Part Four (71% in)
  • But with his eyes shut he saw more distinctly than ever Anna's face as it had been on the memorable evening before the races.
    Part Four (77% in)
  • But as time went on, he saw more and more distinctly that however natural the position now seemed to him, he would not long be allowed to remain in it.
    Part Four (81% in)
  • Never had the impossibility of his position in the world's eyes, and his wife's hatred of him, and altogether the might of that mysterious brutal force that guided his life against his spiritual inclinations, and exacted conformity with its decrees and change in his attitude to his wife, been presented to him with such distinctness as that day.
    Part Four (87% in)
  • A young deacon, whose long back showed in two distinct halves through his thin undercassock, met him, and at once going to a little table at the wall read the exhortation.
    Part Five (2% in)
  • He was, as it were, stripping off the wrappings which hindered it from being distinctly seen.
    Part Five (29% in)
  • He saw a well-painted (no, not even that—he distinctly saw now a mass of defects) repetition of those endless Christs of Titian, Raphael, Rubens, and the same soldiers and Pilate.
    Part Five (31% in)
  • Many of his old ideas seemed to him superfluous and extreme, but many blanks became distinct to him when he reviewed the whole thing in his memory.
    Part Five (42% in)
  • "I feel I'm setting off," Nikolay said with difficulty, but with extreme distinctness, screwing the words out of himself.
    Part Five (57% in)
  • "He is gone," said the priest, and would have moved away; but suddenly there was a faint stir in the mustaches of the dead man that seemed glued together, and quite distinctly in the hush they heard from the bottom of the chest the sharply defined sounds: "Not quite.... soon."
    Part Five (61% in)
  • He felt that he could not endure the weight of universal contempt and exasperation, which he had distinctly seen in the face of the clerk and of Korney, and of everyone, without exception, whom he had met during those two days.
    Part Five (62% in)
  • Analyzing her feeling, and comparing it with former passions, she distinctly perceived that she would not have been in love with Komissarov if he had not saved the life of the Tsar, that she would not have been in love with Ristitch-Kudzhitsky if there had been no Slavonic question, but that she loved Karenin for himself, for his lofty, uncomprehended soul, for the sweet—to her—high notes of his voice, for his drawling intonation, his weary eyes, his character, and his soft white hands...
    Part Five (68% in)
  • But on her arrival in Petersburg she was suddenly made distinctly aware of her present position in society, and she grasped the fact that to arrange this meeting was no easy matter.
    Part Five (83% in)
  • Through the closed doors came the sounds of the discreet staccato accompaniment of the orchestra, and a single female voice rendering distinctly a musical phrase.
    Part Five (96% in)
  • "Making profit by dishonest means, by trickery," said Levin, conscious that he could not draw a distinct line between honesty and dishonesty.
    Part Six (31% in)
  • What were before undefined, vague blurs in the distant countryside could now be distinctly seen.
    Part Six (35% in)
  • On his way back, tired and hungry from shooting, Levin had so distinct a vision of meat-pies that as he approached the hut he seemed to smell and taste them, as Laska had smelt the game, and he immediately told Philip to give him some.
    Part Six (38% in)
  • "At home for sure," said the peasant, shifting from one bare foot to the other, and leaving a distinct print of five toes and a heel in the dust.
    Part Six (49% in)
  • After a day spent together, both she and her hosts were distinctly aware that they did not get on together, and that it was better for them not to meet.
    Part Six (76% in)
  • A nobleman breathing heavily and hoarsely at his side, and another whose thick boots were creaking, prevented him from hearing distinctly.
    Part Six (85% in)
  • So clear and distinct all of it!
    Part Six (94% in)
  • She was distinctly conscious now of the birth of a new feeling of love for the future child, for her to some extent actually existing already, and she brooded blissfully over this feeling.
    Part Seven (0% in)
  • At home in the country, knowing himself distinctly to be in his right place, he was never in haste to be off elsewhere.
    Part Seven (1% in)
  • He saw distinctly now that though Metrov's ideas might perhaps have value, his own ideas had a value too, and their ideas could only be made clear and lead to something if each worked separately in his chosen path, and that nothing would be gained by putting their ideas together.
    Part Seven (11% in)
  • All this time he had two distinct spiritual conditions.
    Part Seven (44% in)
  • To her previous tortures was added now that sense of mortification and of being an outcast which she had felt so distinctly on meeting Kitty.
    Part Seven (91% in)
  • This was not mere supposition, she saw it distinctly in the piercing light, which revealed to her now the meaning of life and human relations.
    Part Seven (94% in)
  • From that moment, though he did not distinctly face it, and still went on living as before, Levin had never lost this sense of terror at his lack of knowledge.
    Part Eight (35% in)
  • Isn't it distinctly to be seen in the development of each philosopher's theory, that he knows what is the chief significance of life beforehand, just as positively as the peasant Fyodor, and not a bit more clearly than he, and is simply trying by a dubious intellectual path to come back to what everyone knows?
    Part Eight (61% in)
  • Katavasov said to Levin with a smile, distinctly challenging him to a discussion.
    Part Eight (74% in)
  • In that flash she saw his face distinctly, and seeing him calm and happy, she smiled at him.
    Part Eight (99% in)

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