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    distinction

    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain the meaning of the following sentence:

    The other was acting wholly on distinctions.

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    Jiang

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    Re: distinction

    My inference would be that one of two persons or organizations was making choices based upon differences between two or among more than two entities.

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    Re: distinction

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain the meaning of the following sentence:

    The other was acting wholly on distinctions.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Context would be a great help.

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    Re: distinction

    Dear bhaisahab,

    The context is as follows:

    For as long as that man could last, they went at each other, nature and man; the one making no distinctions of good and evil, acting on no principles, offering no lifelines; the other acting wholly on distinctions, principles and perhaps, on faith.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Context would be a great help.

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    Re: distinction

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear bhaisahab,

    The context is as follows:

    For as long as that man could last, they went at each other, nature and man; the one making no distinctions of good and evil, acting on no principles, offering no lifelines; the other acting wholly on distinctions, principles and perhaps, on faith.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    This is a conflict between man and nature. Nature doesn't distinguish between good and evil, it has no principles, whereas the man makes the distinction and acts accordingly.

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