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Usage examples for distinctness

  1. The gloom occasioned throughout the Hall, for the last ten days, by the windows being constantly darkened- now that the blinds were drawn up- had given way to a staring light and distinctness, which almost startled and offended the eyes of those whose hearts were dark with sorrow as ever. – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  2. But in these parts of his works Virgil has not revealed himself with such distinctness and consistency as Lucretius has done in his great philosophical poem. – The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by W. Y. Sellar
  3. The crisis which, a few hours before, seemed to him a chaos, an eddying whirl in which he could see nothing distinctly and whose very confusion was a source of hope, appeared to him at that moment with appalling distinctness. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  4. Secondly, it can be understood strictly as a mere unfolding of the contents of a confused apprehension; so that there is an advance only in point of coherence and distinctness. – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  5. Both turned with a start, as if they had been brought back by a touch from dreams to reality; and a street lamp on the opposite side of the gardens lighted up their features with a cruel distinctness. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  6. 12, the royal office surely comes out with sufficient distinctness. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  7. Every little thing was impressed upon his mind, and came up afterward with vivid distinctness whenever he thought of that wretched time. – Ethelyn's Mistake by Mary Jane Holmes
  8. " The door," he remarked, with painful distinctness, " is full of possibilities." – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  9. He was again struck by the sounds of the same piano of inferior quality; but this time it was not a rhapsody that was being played, but exercises by Clementi, again with the same vigour, distinctness, and quickness. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  10. If the moon rises the vision increases in size and distinctness; the scene becomes animated, men pass by, camels follow each other in long lines, and troops are marching past in battalions. – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  11. " My position is becoming impossible, Mary," he said, with painful distinctness. – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  12. She paused, while, with the distinctness of a whisper, these thoughts passed through her soul. – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  13. The peculiar barking noise made by the walrus when irritated, may be heard, on a calm day, with great distinctness at the distance of two miles at least. – Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2) by Sir William Edward Parry
  14. This was a life- size and remarkably life- like figure, and when worked from a key- board similar to that of a piano it actually uttered words and sentences with surprising distinctness. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  15. All day his heart was full of Mr Cupples; and as he went home he recalled everything with perfect distinctness, and felt that his conduct had been as vile as it was possible for conduct to be. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  16. " Until my death," says the girl, with slow distinctness, laying her head against the gray sleeve of his coat. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  17. Gordon had met Kate Nugent for the first time some three years before at Hawke's home in London, and from the outset of their acquaintance she had commenced to dominate his thoughts, not so much on account of her beauty as from a certain distinctness of personality which appealed to him at that time with a very peculiar force. – A Romance of Wastdale by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  18. Very faintly but with distinctness I could hear Higgs's high voice saying, " Look out, Sergeant, there's another rush coming!" – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  19. I was then in my ninth year; and I can remember, to this day, with perfect distinctness, how utterly discouraged I became, as day by day went by, and still I had not found a correct result to any one of my sums, nor gained a single ray of light on the subject. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
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