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single

(sing′gl) [L. singulus, individual, single]
1. Indivisible.
2. Unique.
3. Unmarried.
4. Lone; alone.
5. One only.
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He paused, and with some difficulty reached his hand into his trousers pocket and brought out a bunch of keys, singling out one between his thumb and forefinger.
Our two men, as they confessed to me, were grieved to be obliged to kill so many poor creatures, who had no notion of their danger; yet, having them all thus in their power, and the first having loaded his piece again, resolved to let fly both together among them; and singling out, by agreement, which to aim at, they shot together, and killed, or very much wounded, four of them; the fifth, frightened even to death, though not hurt, fell with the rest; so that our men, seeing them all fall together, thought they had killed them all.
Vy didn't you say so before,' said Sam, with great indignation, singling out the boots in question from the heap before him.