Women seldom went alone outside of family groups and were a distinct minority in the West for decades.
While the student body has become more balanced in recent years, women are still a distinct minority among faculty.
I find myself in the distinct minority among my party.
It made me aware that I was in a distinct minority.
If you chose the town house, you're in a distinct minority.
When she first started out, women - who now account for about 40 percent of business travelers - were a distinct minority.
Yet even among living composers, women represent a distinct minority.
A few people called for direct elections, but they were a distinct minority.
But as a college graduate who used all four years of his eligibility, he will be in the distinct minority.
They want to be not a distinct minority but an integral and respectable part of the society.