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one

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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And Beth looked at her rough hands with a sigh that any one could hear that time.
Some one of the grotesques had made a deep impression on his mind and he wanted to describe it.
There were often one or two chances--but there were always a hundred men for every chance, and his turn would not come.
A gentleman remarked, one day, that it might have been fine to live in the castle in the day of its prime, but that we had one advantage which its vanished inhabitants lacked--the advantage of having a charming ruin to visit and muse over.
It would be false to say that one could ever be alone when one has one's lovely thoughts to comfort one.
I have been working in London for four months," he writes; "I have been to the Bank of England and elsewhere; and I have not found one man who will put one shilling into the telephone.
Yes, I answer, if one had to live simply to keep out of the rain.
Thus he came along, supporting himself on a curiously carved stick, his aged countenance lit up with happiness, looking for all the world like one of the aged dandies of 1796, parading the newly opened gardens of the Tuileries and Luxembourg.
The general reasons for the first have been discussed; it remains to name those for the second, and to see what resources he had, and what any one in his situation would have had for maintaining himself more securely in his acquisition than did the King of France.
Perhaps one may be out late, and had got separated from one's companions.
i) Pairs of opposites which fall under the category of relation are explained by a reference of the one to the other, the reference being indicated by the preposition 'of' or by some other preposition.
Toby prescribed as a remedy for my illness the contents of one of our little silk packages, to be taken at once in a single dose.