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discriminate
used in Oryx and Crake

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discriminating taste
Definition
to recognize or perceive differences — especially fine distinctions
  • After his indiscriminate adolescence he'd preferred sad women, delicate and breakable, women who'd been messed up and who needed him.
    p. 100.5

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  • Instead it had been indiscriminately promiscuous, had not pair-bonded, and had spent most of its waking life, when it wasn't eating, engaged in copulation.
    p. 293.9

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