from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A preparation for dyeing : coloring matter in a state for use; that which imparts color.
  • noun In histology, the process or result of staining.
  • noun In pharm., the addition of a flavoring or coloring agent to the ingredients of a prescription.


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  • What stands out in my mind as a textbook case is X-tinction Agenda, which cycled through X-Men, New Mutants, and X-Factor, three issues each, with each issue a chapter in a linear progression.

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  • I also really like the new Asian Psylocke and even the X-tinction Agenda story arc.

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  • I took upon me, without pushing her, just then, upon the supposed light dropt in from this little incident, to mention the Count of Belvedere, with dis tinction, as the marquis desired I would.

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  • The dis - tinction between income and wealth was ignored or confused; only J.S. Mill discussed “property.”


  • In his reply, Descartes found it necessary to make a dis - tinction.

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  • There is also a sharper dis - tinction made between rights and duties attached to particular occupations or social roles and more general ones.


  • In general, they failed to make any clear dis - tinction between the abstract and the concrete and between logical and chronological priority.


  • At first Russell hoped to establish an absolute dis - tinction between a pure, luminously certain, nonhuman source of truths that he described variously as “data,”

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  • But Objectivism can be formulated in two different ways, and it is important not to lose sight of the dis - tinction, though for convenience we can discuss them together.

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  • Sociologically anarchism is based on the dis - tinction between state and society.



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