One in a sentence

The word "one" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of one and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of One

  • Being a single unit, or entire being or thing, and no more; not multifold; single; individual.
  • Denoting a person or thing conceived or spoken of indefinitely; a certain. “I am the sister of one Claudio” [Shak.], that is, of a certain man named Claudio.
  • Pointing out a contrast, or denoting a particular thing or person different from some other specified; -- used as a correlative adjective, with or without the.
  • Closely bound together; undivided; united; constituting a whole.
  • Single in kind; the same; a common.
  • A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers.
  • A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i.
  • A single person or thing.
  • Any person, indefinitely; a person or body; as, what one would have well done, one should do one's self.
  • a single person or thing
  • the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number

How to use one in a sentence. One pronunciation.

The door was open, but I could see no one.
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Yet there the voices sounded, one sharp and peevish with anger, the other low and rough.
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All but one," said he, "and that is my own, for it was his mind upon Soolsby the drunken chair-maker.
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He placed the papers in my hand, all save that one which spoke of him.
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He placed the papers, save that one, in my hands, and I, womanlike, asked again for all.
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I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
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Remains to say that thy one letter did our hearts good.
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One thing I do observe, his heart is hard set against Lord Eglington.
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England is ever grey, Davy, but without thee it is grizzled-all one "Quaker drab," as says the Philistine.
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There, hung to a tree by a deserted mosque near by, the body of one who was with them all an hour before, and who had paid the penalty for some real or imaginary crime; while his fellows blessed Allah that the storm had passed them by.
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Now the Muezzin from a minaret called to prayer, and the fellah in his cotton shirt and yelek heard, laid his load aside, and yielded himself to his one dear illusion, which would enable him to meet with apathy his end-it might be to-morrow!-and go forth to that plenteous heaven where wives without number awaited him, where fields would yield harvests without labour, where rich food in gold dishes would be ever at his hand.
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From the Mokattam Hills, where he read Faith's letter again, his back against one of the forts which Napoleon had built in his Egyptian days, he scanned the distance.
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Parents, one Philadelphy, one New York, one Pawtucket-the Pawtucket one was the step-mother.
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It's one thing to be a missionary and say the little word in season; it's another to run your soft red head against a hard stone wall.
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One does the work and another gets paid-that's the way here.
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Achmet is cruel as a tiger to any one that stands in his way; Nahoum, the whale, only opens out to swallow now and then; but when Nahoum does open out, down goes Jonah, and never comes up again.
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He's a deep one, and a great artist is Nahoum.
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The consuls and agents of all the nations save one were in brilliant uniform, and pashas, generals, and great officials were splendid in gold braid and lace, and wore flashing Orders on their breasts.
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David had been asked for half-past eight o'clock, and he was there on the instant; yet here was every one assembled, the Prince Pasha included.
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Many had heard of David, a few had seen him, and now all eyed with inquisitive interest one who defied so many of the customs of his countrymen; who kept on his hat; who used a Mahommedan salutation like a true believer; whom the Effendina honoured-and presently honoured in an unusual degree by seating him at table opposite himself, where his Chief Chamberlain was used to sit.
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Examples of One

Example #1
Yet there the voices sounded, one sharp and peevish with anger, the other low and rough.
Example #2
But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
Example #3
I could not hear what was said.
Example #4
The door was open, but I could see no one.
Example #5
God save him from the heathen sword that slew his uncle.
Example #6
He placed the papers in my hand, all save that one which spoke of him.