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Definition of Single

  • One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.
  • Alone; having no companion.
  • Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.
  • Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.
  • Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.
  • Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
  • Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.
  • To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.
  • To take alone, or one by one.
  • To take the irrregular gait called single-foot; -- said of a horse. See Single-foot.
  • A unit; one; as, to score a single.
  • The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
  • A handful of gleaned grain.
  • A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural.
  • A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.
  • a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
  • the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  • hit a single
  • being or characteristic of a single thing or person
  • not married or related to the unmarried state
  • existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
  • used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals

How to use single in a sentence. Single pronunciation.

His judgment upon last night's event was not coloured by a single direct criticism upon the girl.
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As David looked at them in their single blue calico coverings, in which they had lived and slept-shivering in the cold night air upon the bare ground-these thoughts came to him; and he had a sudden longing to follow them and put the chains upon his own arms and legs, and go forth and suffer with them, and fight and die?
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I have given you the estimate of the value of a single developed mine.
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I met men at every turn who owned from one thousand to thirty thousand "feet" in undeveloped silver mines, every single foot of which they believed would shortly be worth from fifty to a thousand dollars-and as often as any other way they were men who had not twenty-five dollars in the world.
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However, 'tis methinks a great Peice of Folly to love at that rate, where you can have no hopes of Enjoyment: for I am otherways dispos'd of: And there are young Ladies enough that are single, that are more worthy of you.
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And because _Madam_, you are yet but a Beginner, and may perhaps be startled at this Doctrine, I'll let you see 'tis not my single Notion, but is the Judgment of a Learned Author, who long ago has written on this Subject, a Choice Copy of Verses, which I'll here repeat to you.
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Paulus was made conscious of what was passing in the senator's mind when, without vouchsafing a single word, he took the key from his hand.
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Paulus, on his part, did not retreat by a single step, but looked at him with a smile that alarmed Petrus and the rest of the bystanders.
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Between it and the main mass of the mountain rose numerous single peaks, like a camp of granite tents, or a wildly tossing sea suddenly turned to stone; behind these blocks ran the streamlet, which he found after a short search.
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And it is worth while to remember that whereas since 1850, at least a dozen great realistic novels have been written in Russian, not a single completely great realistic novel has ever been written in the Western Hemisphere.
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Gogol declared that he did not write a single line of these early chapters without thinking how Pushkin would judge it, at what he would laugh, at what he would applaud.
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There is not a single person in any English or American novel who can be said to represent his national type in the manner of Rudin.
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His mind is covered with the decorations of art, music, philosophy, and all the ornaments engraved on it by wide travel, sound culture, and prolonged thought; but he can do no execution with it, because there is no single, steady, informing purpose inside.
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This is the reason why the novel, with the exception of one nice old woman, does not contain a single living character, a single living soul, but only some sort of abstract ideas, and various movements which are personified and called by proper names.
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Twenty years later, a Russian writer, Boorenin, was able to view the novel as we see it to-day:- "We can say with assurance that since the time of "Dead Souls" not a single Russian novel made such an impression as "Fathers and Children" has made.
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Not a single thing in the whole vast exhibition had been invented by a Russian.
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In "Virgin Soil," when he introduces Mashurina to the reader, he says: "She was a single woman . . .
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When we reflect that he had at his command the finest medium of expression that the world has ever possessed, and that his skill in the use of it has never been equalled by a single one of his countrymen, it is not surprising that his novels approach perfection.
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That a man whose books never on any page show a single touch of melodrama should have reached the hearts of so many readers, proves how interesting is the truthful portrayal of human nature.
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With the single exception of Bazarov, no such mistake is possible in Turgenev's work; and the misunderstanding in that case was caused principally by the fact that Bazarov, with all his powerful individuality, stood for a political principle.
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Examples of Single

Example #1
But he could not prevent the suggestion suddenly flashing into his mind that she had thought of herself first and last.
Example #2
Well, she had gone, and with all his heart he was glad that she was safe.
Example #3
And having given all save their lives, these lives they must now give under the whip and the chain and the sword.
Example #4
Their lands, houses, and palm- trees would be taxed still, when they would reap no more.
Example #5
Its richness is indexed by its market valuation.
Example #6
Such fecundity throws the Gould & Curry, the Ophir and the Mexican, of your neighborhood, in the darkest shadow.