distinctive mark

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The most distinctive mark of substance appears to be that, while remaining numerically one and the same, it is capable of admitting contrary qualities.
To sum up, it is a distinctive mark of substance, that, while remaining numerically one and the same, it is capable of admitting contrary qualities, the modification taking place through a change in the substance itself.
In common with the rest of the band, and in conformity with the universal practice of the Indians, this warrior, while he had suffered no gaze of idle curiosity to disgrace his manhood, had not permitted a single distinctive mark, which might characterise any one of the strangers, to escape his vigilance.
Paul was striking seven as Aramis, on horseback, dressed as a simple citizen, that is to say, in colored suit, with no distinctive mark about him, except a kind of hunting-knife by his side, passed before the Rue du Petit-Muse, and stopped opposite the Rue des Tourelles, at the gate of the Bastile.
Although the rugged outline of mountain, to which they were steering, presented no distinctive marks to the eyes of Duncan, the Mohican entered the little haven he had selected with the confidence and accuracy of an experienced pilot.
'Heigho!' sighed Nicholas, as he threw himself back in the prompter's chair, after telegraphing the needful directions to Smike, who had been playing a meagre tailor in the interlude, with one skirt to his coat, and a little pocket-handkerchief with a large hole in it, and a woollen nightcap, and a red nose, and other distinctive marks peculiar to tailors on the stage.
"The Bahraini and Gulf media, and artistic family, has lost one of their young talents who has left her distinctive mark on the radio and television of Bahrain and many programmes and drama TV series of the Gulf," said the ministry.
Goncalo Amaral, who led the search in Portugal, first suggested in his book on the case that Kate and Gerry's decision to flag up a distinctive mark in her right eye could have led to her kidnapper killing her.
Second, plaintiff has established that the domain name defendant is identical to a distinctive mark owned by plaintiff, that is the actual domain name <EQN.com>.
While his administration pushed the policies and programs in pursuit of these dreams, these were soon forgotten by his successors, who all seemed intent to make their own distinctive mark, using their own distinctive branding.
Rania represents a living example for the Syrian women who are attached to their work and who have left a distinctive mark in society through successful work.
The beetle, therefore, a distinctive mark of Ntokos' art, which begins as a seemingly insignificant element, is redecorated and shaped through the artist's style and technique.