Fashion is made up of their children; of those who through the value and virtue of somebody, have acquired lustre to their name, marks of distinction, means of cultivation and generosity, and, in their physical organization a certain health and excellence which secures to them, if not the highest power to work, yet high power to enjoy.
It is easy to see, that what is called by distinction society and fashion has good laws as well as bad, has much that is necessary, and much that is absurd.
These forms very soon become fixed, and a fine sense of propriety is cultivated with the more heed that it becomes a badge of social and civil distinctions.
We think all other distinctions and ties will be slight and fugitive, this of caste or fashion for example; yet come from year to year and see how permanent that is, in this Boston or New York life of man, where too it has not the least countenance from the law of the land.
The school magazine recorded the distinctions
he achieved year after year, and when he got his double first Dr.
And nowhere is the distinction
more realizable than in Wordsworth's own work.
After a continental career, which will leave undying recollections, he is now recalled to England--at the suggestion of a person of distinction
in the Church, who prefers a mild climate.
There," said the Ferryman, hauling him ashore and disengaging him, "you are now in the City of Political Distinction
The fertility of varieties, that is of the forms known or believed to have descended from common parents, when intercrossed, and likewise the fertility of their mongrel offspring, is, on my theory, of equal importance with the sterility of species; for it seems to make a broad and clear distinction between varieties and species.
It can thus be shown that neither sterility nor fertility affords any clear distinction between species and varieties; but that the evidence from this source graduates away, and is doubtful in the same degree as is the evidence derived from other constitutional and structural differences.
For the present, we wish to place ourselves resolutely in the position of outside observers; we will therefore ignore the distinction between voluntary and reflex movements.
There is need for some care if the distinction between mechanical and vital movements is to be made precise.
This distinction also is to some extent one of degree.
Moreover, I had always drawn sharp distinctions
between a game which is de mauvais genre and a game which is permissible to a decent man.
Beware of making any distinctions
which may infringe equality.