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1. the smallest whole number and the first cardinal number; unity
2. a numeral (1, I, i, etc.) representing this number
3. Music the numeral 1 used as the lower figure in a time signature to indicate that the beat is measured in semibreves
4. the one (in Neo-Platonic philosophy) the ultimate being
5. the Holy One or the One above God
6. the Evil One Satan; the devil
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Particularly I remember that in Florence I spent divers Months without ever being able to see the Mistris of the house above twice, or speake with hir alone once; which (restraynt) I must Confesse was the onely way in making me take notice of that kind of custome to make me forgive it.
the Military Discipline being in the streets under curious Banners, both to guard and satisfie his content, when the keys of every gate in the interim were delivered into the possession of his own Officers, that dispersed the command among the Souldiers, as if their natural allegiance belonged onely to King Arethusius, as an appearing conqueror of all mens affection.
For the steppes, which we consider are four; First, Esse, Beeing; for some things have onely a beeing, and no life, as stones: Secondly, Vivere, Living; for some things have life, and no sense, as Plants: and then, thirdly, Sentire, Sense; for some things have sense, and no understanding.
Knewstub's remarks on carnal gospelers came in the first of many puritan tracts on the Decalogue, Gifford's in sermons on the seven chief virtues; Chaderton warned that "to terrifie the secure and presumptuous professor: we conclude that workes are necessarily required, not onely for doing of the Fathers will: but also for the declaration of our faith, for the confirmation of our hope, for the separating of us from all infidels and hypocrites.
The Te Deum, in Coverdale's English, has "To thee al Angels cry aloud, the heavens and all the powers therein," and "Thy honourable, true, and onely sonne" (First and Second Prayer Books, 22, 23).
Thou art not onely to perform thy part, But also mine; as when the league was made Thou didst at once thy self indite, And hold my hand, while I did write.
dishonesty]: for though some haue vsed a double sale of their labours, first to the Stage, and after to the presse, For my owne part I heere proclaime my selfe euer faithfull in the first, and neuer guiltie of the last [except, of course, this time]: yet some of my plaies haue (vnknown to me, and without any of my direction) accidentally come into the Printers handes, and therfore so corrupt and mangled, (coppied onely by the eare) that I haue bene as vnable to know them, as ashamde to chalenge them.
A very common device among royalists was to assert that parliament had closed the theaters because it wanted to monopolize drama itself: "But now farewell Playes for ever, for the Rebels are resolued to bee the onely Tragedians, none shall act Cataline but themselves.
Phillip Stubbes perceives the theatrical experience similarly: "For such is our grosse and dull nature, that what thing we see opposite before our eyes, to pearce further, and printe deeper in our harts and minds, than that thing, which is hard [sic] onely with the eares.
And al though you be permitted to reade holy scripture, and to have the word of God in your mother tongue, you must understande that it is licensed you so to do, onely to informe your awne conscience, and to instruct your children and famely, and not to dispute and make scripture, a railyng and tauntyng stocke, against Priestes and Preachers (as many light persones do).
notes, "The Catholiques comen othe [common oath], and onely speache, to haue charitye alwayes in their mouth, and sometime in their outward Actions, but neuer inwardly in fayth and godly zeale.
An Apologie of The Earle of Essex, against those which fasly and maliciously taxe him to be the onely hinderer of the peace, and quiet of his countrey (1599), Essex had promoted this image, arguing that "it is no time to make peace with the chiefe enimy of our religion .