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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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The people onely care howe to defend themselues from the cold in their short winter, and to feed themselues with such meat as the soile affoordeth.
To her warnings against those who might be plotting his death Caesar lividly retorts: "Dare they who onely by my tollerance live, / More to their strength, then to my favour trust?
Print] And to do all this without a cause were indeed to bridle their handes, but not to rectifie their harts but Christ in his rebukes not onely staies men but guides them.
Not Onely Necessary to bee Seene, but also to be Followed of Every Worthy Personage in their Callings (London,1589), STC 21080.
Boyle" for being "not a gentleman onely, not a man of birth and blood as to antiquity onely, but in degree also, being of noble blood and of one of the familyes that has the most enobl'd branches of any in England and Ireland" (Gentleman 69).
Your helpmeet must have called you, only to hear your device on the sideboard belting out what William Shakespeare could have recorded in 'As You Like It' - "In the spring time/The onely pretty ring tone/When phones do sing, hey ding a ding, ding".
onely Motion, caused by the action of externall objects [.
Whether or not the gentry were entirely happy about it, the distinction posed in Edward Waterhouse's declaration of 1663 could scarcely be sustained in practice: 'With us we have onely French dancing and Country dancing used by the best rank of people.
At the end of Paradise Lost, Milton has Adam explain that he will limit the choices he makes because he has learned that "to obey is best, / And love with fear the onely God" (12.
The authority of the Church, he insisted, provided only "an argument drawne from humaine authoritie;" from this it was clear that "not onely a particular, but even the universall Church may erre, if it follow not the voice of Christ our chiefe Doctour, and shepheard in the Scriptures.
22) As a result, Hobbes famously declares that "in the first place, I put for a generall inclination of all mankind, a perpetuall and restlesse desire of Power after power, that ceaseth onely in Death.
But the barbarous policie whereby this tyrannie is sustayned, doth differ from all other: guided by the heads, and strengthned by the hands of his slaves, who thinke it is as great an honour to be so, as they doe with us that serve in the Courts of Princes: the Naturall (to be so called a reproach) being rarely employed in command of service: amongst whom there is no Nobilitie of bloud, no knowne parentage, kindred, nor hereditary possessions, but as it were of the Sultans creation, depending upon him onely for their sustenance and preferments.