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discriminate
used in The Bluest Eye

2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
discriminating taste
Definition
to recognize or perceive differences — especially fine distinctions
  • Except for Marie's fabled love for Dewey Prince, these women hated men, all men, without shame, apology, or discrimination.
    2 — Autumn (95% in)
discrimination = recognition of differences (in this case, amongst different men)

(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.)
There are no more uses of "discriminate" flagged with this meaning in The Bluest Eye.

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  • When he was enraged by some human effort or flaw, he was able to regard himself as discriminating, fastidious, and full of nice scruples.
    4 — Spring (77% in)

There are no more uses of "discriminate" in The Bluest Eye.

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