What does the word distinguished mean?

Usage examples for distinguished

  1. Father was in the army- rather distinguished man, I fancy. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  2. It had lost its most distinguished object of love or hate. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. But distinguished you shall be, if I sit up all night to think it out! – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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