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single

(sing′gl) [L. singulus, individual, single]
1. Indivisible.
2. Unique.
3. Unmarried.
4. Lone; alone.
5. One only.
References in classic literature ?
said Tarzan, turning to Rokoff, whom he intuitively singled out as the instigator of the outrage.
He came towards her quickly, with the smooth yet impetuous step which singled him out at once as un-English.
The white man singled out the weakest, and put him in the place just vacated by the corpse.
Let it not be supposed that we possessed any natural gifts, or advantages which singled us out as differing in a marked way from other children at our time of life.
As the youth withdrew in confusion, Sir William's keen eye singled out the five red roses from amid the overlapping shields and cloud of pennons which faced him.
It was bad enough to be singled out for punishment from among a dozen equally guilty ones; it was worse still to be sent to sit with a boy, but that that boy should be Gilbert Blythe was heaping insult on injury to a degree utterly unbearable.