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distinct
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

25 uses
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Definition
clear, easily noticed, and/or identifiable as different or separate
  • He heard it distinctly, or felt it through the walls and beams of the house and the dark packed earth below the grass.
    1 — The Watchdog (20% in)
  • He could hear their voices distinctly, but not the words, partly because of the radio there with them, partly because the old, high-ceilinged room was full of echoes.
    1 — The Watchdog (88% in)
  • Now the words came distinctly.
    1 — The Watchdog (88% in)
  • He'd gone there it must be a hundred times before and since, but that time stood out in his mind even now—the gleam of the polished bars directly in the path of the morning sun, the distinct grillwork of shadows in the cell falling away toward the canvas pallet and the metal John and the boy.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (9% in)
  • He thought: "Snow-apple," and was distinctly pleased that he still remembered the name.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (33% in)
  • Nick Slater's face rose up in his mind, remarkably distinct, the hair as long as a woman's, coal black and slicked down like the hair of one of those motorcycle people at a dance.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (42% in)
  • "A singular ambition, distinctly American," he said.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (64% in)
  • To Will Hodge's eye every detail outside was unnaturally distinct, the way things look in your childhood or after a death in the house.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (77% in)
  • In the glassy water the reflection of the moon was as clean and distinct as the moon itself, but off to the right, where the hills rose more sharply and there were locusts and skeletal crabapple trees, there was fog moving in, coming onto the water slowly, tentatively, like a skater trying the thickness of ice on a pond.
    4 — Mama (50% in)
  • Her left breast still tingled from his touch, and all that he had said ran through her mind, distinct and frightening now, like words in a dream.
    4 — Mama (64% in)
  • The voice at the other end of the prowlcar radio is not sullen or hostile, and though prowlcars have their distinctive smell—the same smell as school buses or taxicabs or any other vehicle regularly and without any trace of affection serviced and stored in a large garage—at least prowlcars do not, like cellblocks, stink.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (10% in)
  • She had a distinct impression that the room they stood in was absolutely dark, or that Editha Woodworth was behind a screen, so that the smile and nod could not possibly be perceived.
    6 — Esther (57% in)
  • Distinctly.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (45% in)
  • Now he distinctly remembered the door he'd gone through: the front door at Woodworths', but the door as it had been long ago, when he was younger.
    9 — "Like a robber, I shall proceed according to my will." (45% in)
  • His shadow, black on the lightning-white wall, showed every hair distinct.
    12 — A Mother's Love (9% in)
  • He patted her again, exactly as before, but she had the impression, too distinct to be wrong, that he'd suddenly moved back from her, physically even, though he hadn't moved a muscle.
    14 — The Wilderness (97% in)
  • There was no need, no use for such rage and pain as they suffered except that it made his serenity distinct.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (24% in)
  • The lines of light coming through the barn wall looked soft and alive, and where the light touched old straw and dust it made everything sharp and distinct.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (57% in)
  • But I had the distinct impression.
    16 — Love and Duty (55% in)
  • Thus in the moment of the catastrophe sights and sounds are unusually clear, unusually violent and distinct, an imposition.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (71% in)
  • There were voices now, two adults, the words distinct.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (92% in)
  • The silo was dark, its silhouette distinct and imposing against the luminous gray of twilight.
    21 — The Dialogue of Towers (23% in)
  • The voices were clear and distinct.
    23 — E silentio (13% in)
  • She listened to him swallowing, pulling his tie snug, and then the almost inaudible yet to her ears distinct scrape of stiffly starched cloth as he put his cufflinks on.
    23 — E silentio (21% in)
  • She could feel Luke's presence distinctly, unquestionably alive; but she knew he was dead.
    23 — E silentio (25% in)

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