• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Single-soled having a single sole, as a shoe: poor
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. sin-gulus, one to each, separate, akin to sem-el, once, Gr. ham-a.


In literature:

Congress, a single body of men, are the sole depositary of all the federal powers.
"The Federalist Papers" by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
This consisted in one single article; that the sole duty of man is to follow all the inclinations of his heart.
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Mr. John Hay solely represented Illinois by a single paper, and he was of Rhode Island stock.
"Literary Friends And Acquaintances" by William Dean Howells
The next load consisted of one small single blanket for my sole use, inside of which was packed a cold leg of lamb.
"Station Life in New Zealand" by Lady Barker
It subsists solely upon a single article of food.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
She was not pursued; a single transport was the sole maritime trophy of the French.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" by A. T. Mahan
The boat was now tossing idly on the waves, and its sole occupant, a young man, was trying vainly to guide it with a single oar.
"Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
I can imagine perfect and everlasting bliss in the sole society of one single being, but she is not that being.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
With your permission, instead of doubling the property, and doubling myself, I will remain your sole heir, and single.
"The Three Cutters" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Here comes a man whose sole stock in trade consists of a single article, namely, a python.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
But no political party can long exist, certainly none can long hold power, while reposing solely upon devotion to a single idea.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
They maintained that Jahveh was not only the single god of the Hebrews but the sole God of all the earth.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The sole independent testimony is the single sentence of Camden's.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
With your permission, instead of doubling the property, and doubling myself, I will remain your sole heir and single.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
He should have been a hardy traveller who would venture himself "single and sole," when he might journey in company.
"Old Roads and New Roads" by William Bodham Donne
The men trudged past him, single file, the soles of their feet never leaving the earth.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
No truly grand and fruitful idea was ever yet the sole property of a single originator.
"Charles Darwin" by Grant Allen
They were of a double-soled larrigan, with a low heel of a single welt.
"The Ledge on Bald Face" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Himself and these sole survivors of his race were afterwards cut off with a single exception.
"Gleanings by the Way" by John A. Clark
Their shoes, which are pointed, they call brogues, with a single sole.
"The Irish Penny Journal, No. 1, Vol. 1, July 4, 1840" by Various

In poetry:

From head to heel, let not a single part
Remain expos'd, lest I receive a wound,
(for great and dang'rous is the tempter's art)
In that sole spot, where there's no armour found.
"A Prayer, Whilst Thou Art Dressing, To Beg The Armour Of God, To Defend Thee From The Assaults Of Si" by Rees Prichard
No reasoning natures find it safe to feed,
For their sole diet, on a single creed;
It spoils their eyeballs while it spares their tongues,
And starves the heart to feed the noisy lungs.
"The Mind’s Diet" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

However, no single compound has emerged as the sole cause of the worms' demise, notes plant geneticist Patricia Okubara, with the ARS Root Disease and Biological Control Research Unit in Pullman, Wash.
Light, sweet and so fun LOVE the pointy toe, the ladylike bow and the single sole (refreshing after seasons of seeing of the platform on everyone and their mother).
The Raiders' sole run came in the first inning off of a RBI single by Matt Sutliffe.
With his fifth-inning infield single Friday night, Derek Jeter passed Willie Mays to move into sole possession of 10th place on the all-time hits list.
A recent bankruptcy opinion from Iowa sheds light on how little liability protection a single-member LLC can afford its sole owner.
On July 21, the county Board of Health approved a measure to allow rainwater captured from roofs as the sole residential water source for single-family homes on septic systems.
La Salle Academy moved into sole possession of first place in Division I without having to score a single point or make any tackles.

In science:

For a monoenergetic injection function of electrons Q(γ ) ∝ δ(γ − γ0 ) and their cooling due solely to CR the electrons will assume a single power-law distribution in energy space Nγ (el.) ∝ γ−4 for γ < γ0 as long as they stay within the region of the cooling.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
Then the scattering of the conduction electrons by a single impurity contributes solely to the Pij matrix elements and they are linear in their concentrations.
Coherent description of electrical and thermal impurity-and-phonon limited transport in simple metals
Since the last term in the r.h.s. of Eq. (21) does not exist in the RG equations for the spin-full single wire case, meaning the absence of the dragging effect, the influence of U on the Drude weight D appears solely through ∆.
Electron transport in parallel quantum wires with random potentials
The ma jority of current studies of the integrated light of stellar populations using the evolutionary population synthesis (EPS) method – the most direct approach for modelling galaxies – have tended to focus solely on the evolution of single stars.
Evolutionary Population Synthesis for Binary Stellar Populations
These two conditions (e.g F ′ (X ) diverges and changes sign at X = 0) together single out the sole possibility of F (X ) being a double-valued function and crossing back on itself at X = 0, the point of phantom crossing.
Reconstructing K-essence
We develop a theory of reduction for generalized K¨ahler and hyper-K¨ahler structures which uses the generalized Riemannian metric in an essential way, and which is not described with reference solely to a single generalized complex structure.
Generalized Kahler and hyper-Kahler quotients
Evidently, the derived set corresponding to the set of partial sums of a non-oscillating convergent series consists solely of a single point, which is formally equivalent to the case where the two points L and U of S ′ coincide. 5.3.4.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
Because the eclipse depths are highly variable, they cannot be due solely to transits of a single planet with a fixed size.
Possible Disintegrating Short-Period Super-Mercury Orbiting KIC 12557548
One particularly informative observable is the single transverse spin asymmetry AN in DrellYan p p↑ → ℓ ¯ℓ X , since mechanisms that depend solely on fragmentation effects do not contribute.
Review of QCD spin physics
In some cases when a gauge f ield satisf ies the self-duality condition, the duality-symmetric formulation describes solely a single chiral (or self-dual) f ield which has twice less dynamical degrees of freedom in compare with its non-chiral companion.
Duality-Symmetric Approach to General Relativity and Supergravity
In marginal multiple testing procedures, rejection regions are based solely on the marginal distributions of the test statistics (e.g., FWER-controlling single-step Bonferroni procedure ).
Multiple tests of association with biological annotation metadata
We can focus solely on the contribution to the cost made by a single item i, and observe that equation (7) depends only on the (induced) distribution giving Pr[gi = vj ]: there is no dependency on any other item.
Histograms and Wavelets on Probabilistic Data
In principle, instead of the sole comoving curvature spectrum obtained in single field inflation, three spectra have to be calculated in the multifield case: curvature and isocurvature perturbations as well as their correlation.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
It is a useful working hypothesis that this is the sole mechanism for generating perturbations, and it may further be assumed to be the simplest class of inflationary model, where the dynamics are equivalent to that of a single scalar field φ slowly rolling on a potential V (φ).
The Cosmological Parameters 2010
The actual quantum computation is then performed solely through single-party projection measurements on the individual nodes of the cluster state.
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information