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single

1. (of a flower) having only one set or whorl of petals
2. Archaic (of ale, beer, etc.) mild in strength
3. a gramophone record, CD, or cassette with a short recording, usually of pop music, on it
4. Golf a game between two players
5. Cricket a hit from which one run is scored
6. 
a. Brit a pound note
b. US and Canadian a dollar note
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In the first place, he and Little John had come near having a quarrel that self-same morning because both had seen a curious looking yeoman, and each wanted to challenge him singly.
Besides, the three preceding maxims were founded singly on the design of continuing the work of self- instruction.
Regard to reputation has a less active influence, when the infamy of a bad action is to be divided among a number than when it is to fall singly upon one.
The effect of time on the internal affairs of the States, taken singly, will be just the contrary.
Before long they streamed away singly, licking their lips.
The round are made into bracelets, the oval into pendants, and, being more precious, are sold singly.
For as there are persons who, by conscious art or mere habit, imitate and represent various objects through the medium of colour and form, or again by the voice; so in the arts above mentioned, taken as a whole, the imitation is produced by rhythm, language, or 'harmony,' either singly or combined.
In fact, four men such as they were--four men devoted to one another, from their purses to their lives; four men always supporting one another, never yielding, executing singly or together the resolutions formed in common; four arms threatening the four cardinal points, or turning toward a single point--must inevitably, either subterraneously, in open day, by mining, in the trench, by cunning, or by force, open themselves a way toward the object they wished to attain, however well it might be defended, or however distant it may seem.
And although singly they are good, altogether they will be much better when they find themselves commanded by their prince, honoured by him, and maintained at his expense.
One of the chiefs advanced singly and unarmed, bearing the pipe of peace.
Your pardon, mademoiselle; handkerchiefs of this quality are seldom sold singly.
Such as the beads of a rosary told by business-like shipowners for the greater profit of the world they slip one by one into the open: while in the offing the inward-bound ships come up singly and in bunches from under the sea horizon closing the mouth of the river between Orfordness and North Foreland.