Besides, with this creed, I can so clearly distinguish
between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last: with this creed revenge never worries my heart, degradation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice never crushes me too low: I live in calm, looking to the end.
I have an impression on my mind which I cannot distinguish
from actual remembrance, of the touch of Peggotty's forefinger as she used to hold it out to me, and of its being roughened by needlework, like a pocket nutmeg-grater.
I knew, and could distinguish
those two heroes, at first sight, not only from the crowd, but from each other.
In addition, I had always a most earnest desire to know how to distinguish
the true from the false, in order that I might be able clearly to discriminate the right path in life, and proceed in it with confidence.
In such a country, you will perceive at once that it is impossible that there should be anything of what you call a "solid" kind; but I dare say you will suppose that we could at least distinguish by sight the Triangles, Squares, and other figures, moving about as I have described them.
You may perhaps ask how under these disadvantageous circumstances we are able to distinguish our friends from one another: but the answer to this very natural question will be more fitly and easily given when I come to describe the inhabitants of Flatland.
Never let any Government imagine that it can choose perfectly safe courses; rather let it expect to have to take very doubtful ones, because it is found in ordinary affairs that one never seeks to avoid one trouble without running into another; but prudence consists in knowing how to distinguish
the character of troubles, and for choice to take the lesser evil.
We are dazzled, to speak popularly, and cannot distinguish minutely.
I may say that my first great lessons in true philosophy were obtained in these lectures, where I learned to distinguish between the finite and infinite, ceasing to envy any, while I inclined to worship one.
There was little more than a slight difference in costume to distinguish
the chiefs from the other natives.
What would an aeronaut, borne to this distance from the earth, distinguish
on its surface?
you should not blame them for a lack of the finer elements of feeling and expression which after a thousand years of civilization distinguish
such delicate spirits as Keats and Tennyson.
We can say simply: The animal's behaviour during the last minute has had those characteristics which distinguish
what is called "hunger," and it is likely that its actions during the next minute will be similar in this respect, unless it finds food, or is interrupted by a stronger impulse, such as fear.
When he went in to the sick man, his eyes and his attention were unconsciously dimmed, and he did not see and did not distinguish
the details of his brother's position.
A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt at the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish
between the operations of my various senses.