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discriminate
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
suffered discrimination
Definition
to treat people of different groups differently — especially unfair treatment due to race, religion or gender
  • THE CLIMATE OF THE SCHOOL IS BECOMING DISCRIMINATORY.
    p. 307.1
  • Dan Needham gave them what he could; to deny them outright would risk the charge they relished to make, and made often—that so-and-so was "discriminatory."
    p. 245.4

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2  —1 use as in:
discriminating taste
Definition
to recognize or perceive differences — especially fine distinctions
  • And there were the same brown paper bags that I had used on the step by the back door; it was a little dangerous to leave the armadillo outside on the step, I thought, given the indiscriminate appetites of that certain Labrador retriever belonging to our neighbor Mr. Fish.
    p. 88.6

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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • Could a school of such a broadly based ethnic population tolerate this kind of "discrimination"?
    p. 386.2

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