But there was a wrinkle, meant to distinguish between people at different levels of the income scale.
He said he would “exercise judgment” to distinguish between “genuine crimes as opposed to really bad policies.”
(via wierdaaron) Watson does distinguish between and people, things, dates, events, etc. certainly for answering questions.
News flash: People can distinguish between voting for a governor and voting for a president.
But what happens when we lose our ability (and perhaps our desire) to distinguish between true stories and stories that feel true?
The next step is to distinguish between pruning and training.
Betty was drunk; and she was too young to distinguish between vintages.
Most of all we must distinguish between the different classes in the army.
Nrana did not know the words for delirium and paranoia, but he could distinguish between them.
By this device Solomon was enabled to distinguish between the natural and the artificial flowers.
1560s, from Middle French distinguiss-, stem of distinguer, or directly from Latin distinguere "to separate between, separate by pricking," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + -stinguere "to prick" (see extinguish, and cf. Latin instinguere "to incite, impel").
The suffix -ish is due to the influence of many verbs in which it is the equivalent of Old French -iss-, ultimately from Latin inchoative suffix -iscere (this is also the case in extinguish, admonish, and astonish). Related: Distinguishing. The earlier form of the verb was distinguen (mid-14c.).