After distinguishing himself at school in history and philosophy, he turned to the study of science.
Such obvious features as the number of segments in the foot and the shape of the feeler were used by the early entomologists for distinguishing the great groups of beetles.
Some people just put more effort into distinguishing right from wrong than others.
Having assumed the monastic habit in the monastery of Deerhurst, he pased thence to Bath, where he became an anchorite and ultimately abbot, distinguishing himself by his piety and the austerity of his life.
And before long nobility won for itself a distinguishing outward badge.