In one word

Definitions

  • Not one word did I hear about the Goverment that wuz in partnership with that man
    Not one word did I hear about the Goverment that wuz in partnership with that man
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • In one word in short, to sum up
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Quotations

  • John F. Kennedy
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    “When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters -- one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
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    “Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.”
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander%20Pope
    “No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “The word Christianity is already a misunderstanding -- in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.”
  • W.P. Kinsella
    W.P. Kinsella
    “Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria --- anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Let me walk three weeks in the footsteps of my enemy, carry the same burden, have the same trials as he, before I say one word to criticize.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. word; Goth. waurd, Ice. orth, Ger. wort; also conn. with L. verbum, a word, Gr. eirein, to speak.

Usage

In literature:

Let me say in one word that I do not for a moment pretend to solve the Ossianic mystery.
"The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1875" by Various
I cannot repeat my lesson in one word, as you do.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
One person gave the answer to a riddle, and mentioned one word to be used in the question.
"Marge Askinforit" by Barry Pain
Charles Charteris said his worst in the words, 'One week!
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Yet in times like this, one can trust the words of no one.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
In one word, now: Have you an answer to your telegram?
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
In one moment he saw what would require many words to describe.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
He followed his lady to vespers, in the hope of an opportunity to exchange one private word, ask one question.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
They are comprehended in one word, LOVE.
"The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign" by Joseph Bates
There had not been in the whole letter one word of love for her.
"Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

And still in silence sit, nor deign
One gentle precious word to say;
For silent I may then remain,
Nor let my voice my soul betray.
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
We will think of thee, dear mother!
When thou'rt in the silent grave;
And we'll comfort one another
With the dying words thou gave.
"To My Mother—Letty Wallace" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
One hand was still on my shoulder,
The other He put in mine;
His voice was the voice of friendship,
But the words He spoke were divine.
"I Was Alone With The Master" by Alexander Anderson
She had been mine so long, so long!
Our harp of life was one in word--
Why did death thrust his hand among
The chords and break one chord!
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
A mother's love! oh, no one knows
How much of life's feelings lies,
In those sweet words, the fears, the hopes,
And daily strengthening ties.
"Motherly Emotions" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Two children together in palmroof shade
Stare at me no word is said
Rice ration, lentils one time a week
Milk powder for war weary infants meek
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

The word sex is uttered one time that I remember in Shame, Steve McQueen's graphic and spontaneous portrait of a spiraling sex addict.
After passing out the dictionaries the students participate in a scavenger hunt to be the first one to find the word "service".
One of the main characters, Si, seems to use one word in particular over and over.
The startup's name (pronounced "thooze") is a play on the word "enthusiasm," and one of the entrepreneurs whom Packard backed while at DFJ says that's a quality the Stanford grad has in spades.
The one word that really describes the last week of September in the automotive world is "strange".
And that brings us to today's last word in business, which is Blossom One.
With that one word, spoken in the opening minutes of the vice presidential debate, Joe Biden signaled he was fighting back.
Spoken word show continues to be one of the hottest tickets in Vancouver.
After making news the previous two days with a laundry list of infractions by the Devils the officials missed and an in-game shouting match with New Jersey's coach, John Tortorella needed just one word Tuesday.
The Good Wife is one of our top must-see TV dramas, so we were thrilled to talk with actress Christine Baranski for the In My Words interview in our May issue.
FAIRBANKS — After 25 years of working as a dermatologist in Fairbanks, Dr Kathie Anderson-Stirling can sum up the cure for dry skin in one word: Grease .
One of the most popular buzz words in the advertising field right now is " integration ".
Although there are tens of thousands of priests in the Catholic Church, there is, in the most proper sense of the word, only one Priest, and that Priest is Jesus Christ .
We've talked around this in previous columns but today, we're going to give you the secret of success-in one word.
I started my Radio Career in my hometown of Rochester, New York (one word: SNOW).
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In science:

While the approach of Klebanov and Maldacena reviewed in the previous subsection yields the correct spectrum (i.e., the one seen in open string scattering), it is somewhat mysterious that the observed decoupling appears to depend on the presence of the B -field, or in other words, on the choice of a particular gauge.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
Hermitian matrix B, one of the block matrices of M , transforms D into D → U ∗DU T ; in other words one can diagonalize B and keep for D an antisymmetric matrix.
Characteristic polynomials of real symmetric random matrices
In other words, the two-dimensional dynamics reduces to one-dimensional evolution in the transverse dimension y , under the influence of an effectively time-varying random potential .
Statistics of branched flow in a weak correlated random potential
One considers the random walks on a random lattice with planar geometry, or, in other words, in presence of two-dimensional quantum gravity .
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
Generalizing the previous arguments one can introduce the quantity u(i, c) that is the value that the survey at i would take if only the clause c would be present in i (in other words u(i, c) is the message that arrives to the site i coming from the clause c).
On the probabilistic approach to the random satisfiability problem
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