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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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More often than the historians themselves, she emphasizes the singleness of some of the women who made major contributions to nineteen century US movements for progressive social change.
In Persuasion, however, Austen unequivocally treats Anne's singleness with nuance and possibility, and in doing so she shows that spinsterhood is not a state in which women must embody caricatures.
In particular, I identify various connections among the published testimonies of Yoder's victims, his stature as an ecclesially authorized Christian theologian, his (largely unpublished) writings on singleness, and his published work.
So as the World Council of Churches (WCC) plans its Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, these are some of the words and ideas that spring to my mind as reflecting the common pilgrimage experience that crosses the boundaries of different religions: place, purpose, challenges, transformation, travelling light, travelling with others (sometimes many others within the community of faith), vulnerability, singleness of heart, ordeal, and offering.
His singleness seemed to affect Michelle Obama more than anyone else.
WHEN Love Sculpture finally crumpled, collapsed and died, the leader, Dave Edmunds, set out with unusual singleness of mind and determination to produce a hit record.
She shows how academia implicates itself in marginalizing single women's experience and the female singleness as a subversive alternative to "life course" assumptions about women's agency and moral worth.
As I approach my fifty-fifth year on this terra firma, I have come to accept the singleness which God has called me to, even to see it as a cross I must bear.
LANI ROSE R DIZON DOHA Prolonged singleness among women, either unwanted or an active choice, is a complex issue.
He reiterated, "you will require singleness of purpose and commitment to understand what needs to be done for protecting and sustaining the interest of the state, and how that can be brought about".
The Governing Council remains firmly committed to preserving the singleness of its monetary policy and to ensuring the proper transmission of the policy stance to the real economy throughout the euro area," he went on.
There is great humanness, humility, honesty, and honor; great simplicity, singleness, serenity, and selflessness.