See also: distingue
- Alternative spelling of
- 1873, Charles Reade, chapter IX, in A Simpleton: A Story of the Day […], volume I, London: Chapman and Hall, […], OCLC 4367948, page 57:
- By the time the blue dress was tried on, Madame Cie had, with the aid of a few pins, plaits, and a bow of blue ribbon, transformed the half-lace shawl into one of the smartest and distingué things imaginable; but when the bill came in at Christmas, for that five minutes' labor and distingué touch, she charged one pound eight.
- 1892, Robert Louis Stevenson; Lloyd Osbourne, “In which Jim and I Take Different Ways”, in The Wrecker, London; Paris: Cassell & Company, […], OCLC 1085936561, page 179:
- And she likes you so much, and thinks you so accomplished and distingué-looking, and was just as set as I was to have you for best man.