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discriminate
used in The Awakening

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discriminating taste
Definition
to recognize or perceive differences — especially fine distinctions
  • There were paintings, selected with judgment and discrimination, upon the walls.
    Chapter 17 (7% in)
discrimination = good taste (by someone who appreciates fine distinctions)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • A casual and indiscriminating observer, in passing, might not cast a second glance upon the figure.
    Chapter 7 (15% in)

There are no more uses of "discriminate" flagged with this meaning in The Awakening.

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  • 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.
    Chapter 3 (97% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 3 (8% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 30 (1% in)

There are no more uses of "discriminate" in The Awakening.

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