1. the state of being several and distinct
  2. the quality of being sharp and clear
  3. the quality of being not alike; being distinct or different from that otherwise experienced or known
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How To Use distinctness In A Sentence

  • The author makes up the shortcoming of the relator's absence with ingenious narrative tactics. And she uses Scout as narrative subject to strengthen the work's authenticity and distinctness.
  • The problem seems to be that the supervenience definition of physicalism in effect presupposes something like Hume's dictum, in that it uses failure of necessitation as a test for distinctness. Physicalism
  • There is, I believe, no composition in the whole world that shows with the same distinctness the soul torn by tragic conflict; especially in the third part of the Sonata, the _Presto-agitato_. Without Dogma
  • Maw Moss; and, fading into blue indistinctness in the south, the wild heath-clad Peeblesshire hills. Lay Morals
  • He blushed a little, shook his head at her, and drove on ahead into the streets — the churches, the abbey, and other buildings on this clear bright morning having the liny distinctness of architectural drawings, as if the original dream and vision of the conceiving master-mason, some mediaeval Vilars or other unknown to fame, were for a few minutes flashed down through the centuries to an unappreciative age. The Woodlanders
  • One, namely the distinctness of specific forms, and their not being blended together by innumerable transitional links, is a very obvious difficulty. X. On the Imperfection of the Geological Record. On the Absence of Intermediate Varieties at the Present Day
  • There is undoubtedly a divide across Europe, a sense of distinctness, which defies analysis in political or geographical terms.
  • In his precritical period he had still been intent upon settling the “distinctness of the fundamental principles of natural theology and morals” by placing teleology at the center of his argu - ment. THEODICY
  • Or, rather, those drunken scorners who in stammering style imitated Isaiah's warnings to mock them [Maurer] (Isa 28: 7-11, 13, 14, 22; 29: 20); in this view, translate, "speak uprightly" (agreeably to the divine law); not as English Version, referring to the distinctness of articulation, "plainly. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • Like the Lower Old Red Sandstones of Cromarty and Moray, the red arenaceous strata occur in thick beds, separated from each other by bands of a grayish-colored stratified clay, on the planes of which I could trace with great distinctness ripple markings; but in vain did I explore their numerous folds for the plates, scales, and fucoid impressions which abound in the gray argillaceous beds of the shores of the Moray and Cromarty Friths. The Cruise of the Betsey or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland
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