In the event that Pistorius is convicted, this distinction could serve him favorably.
But Robert Weissman, head of the advocacy group Public Citizen, found this distinction “not only meaningless [but] irrational.”
He had been so moved that he almost ceased to make any distinction, that he almost became a father and a husband and president.
At 29, Brody became the youngest ever to win the Best Actor Oscar—a distinction he still holds.
Examples of her broad cityscape images in the show would have blurred any distinction between male and female photographers.
This is a distinction that is carefully made by sociologists and is always convenient.
A method of distinction so cheap that fools employ it to accentuate their incapacity.
This distinction, however, is rather general with many exceptions.
We may observe a like distinction to run through all the other perceptions of the mind.
In Bale's view wealth is a necessary accompaniment of distinction.
c.1200, "one of the parts into which something is divided;" mid-14c. as "action of distinguishing," from Old French distinction and directly from Latin distinctionem (nominative distinctio) "separation, distinction, discrimination," noun of action from past participle stem of distinguere (see distinguish). Meaning "distinctive nature or character" is late 14c. Meaning "excellence or eminence" (what distinguishes from others) is first recorded 1690s.