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How to use the word distinguishes in a Sentence?

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One of the things that distinguishes between loneliness and isolation is that loneliness has very little to do with quantity, with how many people you interact with, how many groups you belong to, although there is a relationship( between them), it is not very strong.

Louise Hawkley

Found on CNN
2 years ago

The essential characteristic of Western civilization that distinguishes it from the arrested and petrified civilizations of the East was and is its concern for freedom from the state.

Ludwig Von Mises

added by Normando
3 years ago

Of course I thought about quitting at The New York Times, but I just kept going because I liked the process so much, your attitude after bombing distinguishes the comics who are the real deal from the comics who aren't the real deal.

Ali Wong

Found on CNN
3 years ago

All socialism involves slavery.... That which fundamentally distinguishes the slave is that he labors under coercion to satisfy another's desires. The relation admits of many gradations. Oppressive taxation is a form of slavery of the individual to the community as a whole. The essential question is -- How much is he compelled to labor for other benefit than his own, and how much can he labor for his own benefit?

Herbert Spencer

added by Normando
4 years ago

All couples have disagreements and argue. And, when couples are stressed, they are likely to have more arguments. What distinguishes the marriages that last from those that don’t is not how often they argue, but how they argue and how they treat each other on a daily basis.

Ted Futris

added by Normando
4 years ago

I remind Bahrain that the only thing that distinguishes capital punishment from an arbitrary execution is full respect for the most stringent due process and fair trial guarantees.

Agnes Callamard

Found on CNN
4 years ago

The 14th Amendment distinguishes between the privileges of citizenship and the privileges of all people, the framers [ of the amendment ] thought there were certain rights that were so important that they should be extended to all persons, and in order to specify that they needed a new' due process' clause.

United States

Found on CNN
5 years ago

There are so many amazing places to visit in the U.S. every year, but what distinguishes this list is the timeliness.

Rebecca Warren

Found on CNN
8 years ago

They're the last of their kind, even if they survive, if they leave the reindeer herding culture that distinguishes them, their culture will die.

Hamid Sardar-Afkhami

Found on CNN
8 years ago

Mr Poetsch distinguishes himself by strategic foresight, profound knowledge of the auto industry and great expertise in financial markets.

Berthold Huber

Found on Reuters
8 years ago

Governor Walker's conservative reforms and achievements in a blue state is what distinguishes him from every other candidate and we are well positioned to tell that story not only in Iowa, but in New Hampshire, South Carolina and beyond.

Brad Dayspring

Found on CNN
8 years ago

This is what distinguishes us from our neighbors. We deplore and condemn these murderers. We will pursue them to the end. They name public squares after the murderers of children. This distinction cannot be blurred or covered up. It is important to say this even as we utter our condemnations and unite against the criminals among our people.

The Prime Minister

Found on CNN
8 years ago

A human life doesn't have much value without culture to go with it, culture is what distinguishes human life from an insect.

Markus Hilgert

Found on CNN
8 years ago

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

added by acronimous
9 years ago

Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the ability to ponder ourselves? and be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars? Cognizance is our crest.

Vanna Bonta

added by anonymous
10 years ago

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.

Jules Renard

added by anonymous
10 years ago

In the works of the better poets you get the sensation that they're not talking to people any more, or to some seraphical creature. What they're doing is simply talking back to the language itself --as beauty, sensuality, wisdom, irony --those aspects of language of which the poet is a clear mirror. Poetry is not an art or a branch of art, it's something more. If what distinguishes us from other species is speech, then poetry, which is the supreme linguistic operation, is our anthropological, indeed genetic, goal. Anyone who regards poetry as an entertainment, as a read, commits an anthropological crime, in the first place, against himself.

Joseph Brodsky

added by anonymous
10 years ago

Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.

Sir Richard Steele

added by anonymous
13 years ago

What business strategy is all about; what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning - is, in a word, competitive advantage. Without competitors there would be no need for strategy, for the sole purpose of strategic planning is to enable the company to gain, as effectively as possible, a sustainable edge over its competitors

Keniche Ohnae

added by anonymous
13 years ago

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.

William Osler

added by anonymous
14 years ago

What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one's own efforts.

Hannah Arendt

added by anonymous
14 years ago

What distinguishes us one from another is our dreams . . . and what we do to make them come about.

Joseph Epstein

added by anonymous
14 years ago

The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.

Alan Simpson

added by anonymous
14 years ago

Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.

Sir Richard Steele

added by anonymous
14 years ago

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