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distinguished adj
1 (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation; "our distinguished professor"; "an eminent scholar"; "a great statesman" [syn: eminent, great]
2 used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty" [syn: imposing, magisterial]
3 set apart from other such things

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  1. A title of note or honor.
    The distinguished gentleman spoke.

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distinguished

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