Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of distinction.

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Examples

  • For the _distinctions_ are found, many of them, but we conclude _no precepts_ upon them '; it is induction then that we want here, after all -- _here_ also -- here as elsewhere:' the distinctions are found, many of them, but we _conclude no precepts_ upon them: wherein our fault is the greater, because both HISTORY,

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

  • Moneyrunner: Learning distinctions is particularly important when government at all levels becomes ever more intrusive, regulating the lives of everyone.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Taking the Washington Post to School

  • But, please stop merely repeating obvious distinctions and argue why any of these distinctions is determinative.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Would “Deem & Pass” Survive Judicial Review?

  • Learning distinctions is particularly important when government at all levels becomes ever more intrusive, regulating the lives of everyone.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Taking the Washington Post to School

  • Equally, while the English language might make certain distinctions, for instance, between rivers and streams, other languages will wish to make different ones.

    How To Change The World « Tales from the Reading Room

  • And I think one of those distinctions is that conservatives believe in - that the Republican needs a core of common cultural values, which they perceived as threatened by very high levels of even legal immigration, by linguistic fracturing in the country, which is why, for example, conservatives long supported English-only laws.

    Op-Ed: Conservatism Does Not Equal Racism

  • The great difficulty of making these fine distinctions is part of the “brain surgery with a sledgehammer” argument against attempting to intervene at all.

    Dr. Doom Has Some Good News

  • One of the main distinctions between American Idol and its less-popular Fox cousin is obvious: Dance's winner will almost certainly not become an instant household name.

    Critic's Corner Wednesday

  • That speech reset the immigration debate in Europe, and commentators on this side of the Atlantic found parallels to and distinctions from the debate here.

    Multiculturalism Debated In The U.S. And Abroad

  • Asserting their creative independence and their creative embeddedness at the same time — their basis in and distinctions from the commercial economy -- fanworks offer a working model of hybridity in creative production, one the law would do well to recognize.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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