Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a distinctive manner; with distinction from or opposition (expressed or implied) to something else; peculiarly; characteristically: as, he was by this fact separated distinctively from all the others; this work is distinctively literary. Synonyms Distinctively, Distinctly. The former emphasizes merely the fact of separation or distinction from other things by some peculiarity or specific difference; the latter emphasizes more especially the definiteness and clearness with which this separation or distinction exists or is perceived. Thus, distinctively literary work is peculiarly, or clearly and obviously, literary, as distinguished from other kinds of writing.
- adv. In a distinctive manner; in a way that is notable for its difference.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. With distinction; plainly.
- adv. in an identifiably distinctive manner
“Foreign observers of the islanders, from Hippolyte Taine to Nikos Kazantzakis, have stressed certain distinctively English contributions to civilization, from the country house to the dissemination of Shakespeare to the idea of the "gentleman.”
“And still I am concerned with the kind of book that preponderantly needs the seeing eye -- the kind of novel that I call distinctively pictorial.”
“A decade earlier England's "Barnacle", Trevor Bailey, and Australia's Ken "Slasher" Mackay, the latter earning his nickname in distinctively ironic Antipodean fashion just like "Curly" was given to bald men and "Bluey" to the red of hair, faced no such sanctions.”
“The crosses with double and triple bars, which are sometimes termed distinctively archiepiscopal, patriarchal, or papal crosses, have for the most part only a heraldic existence (see Barbier de Montault, La croix à deux croisillons,”
“Muséum "(the Latin form of the same word) is the name distinctively applied in Paris to the collections of natural history and the laboratories connected with them in the Jardin des Plantes.”
“But then, somewhere around the mid-point, the story takes a hard left turn into what can only be described as distinctively lazy writing.”
“The sauces that have come to be known as distinctively Italian are mainly domestic and relatively unrefined in character, based not so much on essences as on whole materials: the purees of tomato fruits and basil leaves, for example.”
“That passion which a French critic has characterized as distinctively American, the passion for "seeing yourself in print," still burned in Clemens, even during all the hardships of prospecting and milling.”
“That passion which a French critic has characterized as distinctively American, the passion for “seeing yourself in print,” still burned in Clemens, even during all the hardships of prospecting and milling.”
“The type of quilt that may be called distinctively American was substantial in character; the material that entered into its construction was serviceable, of a good quality of cotton cloth, or handwoven linen, and the careful work put into it was intended to stand the test of time.”
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