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clear, easily noticed, and/or identifiable as different or separate
  • Shame is a distinct feeling.
    p. 195.6
  • Perhaps there is a distance that is the optimum distance for seeing one's father, farther than across the supper table or across the room, somewhere in the middle distance: he is dwarfed by trees or the sweep of a hill, but his features are still visible, his body language still distinct.
    p. 20.2
  • Each lived a distinct style, to divergent ends.
    p. 146.9
  • But really the story of those days was the story of Jess Clark, of the color and richness and distinctness his presence in the neighborhood gave to every passing moment.
    p. 156.0
  • I felt distinctly calm, complete and replete, as if I would never have to do that ever again.
    p. 165.7
  • I could distinctly remember the strength I felt as I walked away from Jess, ducked under the rosebushes and trotted toward my house.
    p. 171.7
  • All at once I had a distinct memory of a time when Rose and I were nine and eleven, and we had kept him waiting after a school Halloween party that he hadn't wanted us to go to in the first place.
    p. 182.5
  • Thistles and tall native grasses ("Big bluestem," Jess would have said, "switchgrass, Indian grass") just about hid the rusting cyclone fence, grew all the way to the indistinct, crumbling edge.
    p. 247.2
  • What I think of as a distinct part of this memory is that I suspected that eating the pills was forbidden, and somehow this was related to my sitting on the toilet.
    p. 277.2
  • In the privacy of my bed, under the covers, looking down the waist of my pajamas or unbuttoning the top, I saw that I was naked inside my clothes, and another thing I distinctly remember about being a child is that awareness of oneself inside one's clothes.
    p. 278.4
  • The sense of distinct events that is so inescapable on a farm, where every rainstorm is thick with odor and color, and usefulness and timing, where omens of prosperity or ruin to come are sought in every change, where any of the world's details may contain the one thing that above all else you will regret not knowing, this sense lifted off me.
    p. 336.3

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