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They were classified into two distinct groups.
The region's linguistic and cultural identity is quite distinct from that of the rest of the country.
As dawn broke, the outline of a building became distinct against the sky.
There was a distinct smell of burning coming from downstairs.
a distinct change of emphasis
I had the distinct impression that he did not like me.
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