singleness

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n singleness the quality of concentrating on one central objective "his singleness of purpose"
    • n singleness without hypocrisy "the singleness of his motives could not be questioned"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Wall Brackets, Double-Hung: a. Single Support. b. Double Support Wall Brackets, Double-Hung: a. Single Support. b. Double Support
Showing large single arches below and smaller double arches above Showing large single arches below and smaller double arches above
single rule single rule
Misfortunes never come singly Misfortunes never come singly
Single Pipe Heating Apparatus for Dry Kilns Single Pipe Heating Apparatus for Dry Kilns
A Regular Single-sill or Dolly Kiln Truck A Regular Single-sill or Dolly Kiln Truck
THE SINGLE DIAMOND THE SINGLE DIAMOND
Single Hybrid Tea Single Hybrid Tea

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A single chocolate chip gives enough energy to a human being to walk 150 feet
    • Singleness Freedom from duplicity, or secondary and selfish ends; purity of mind or purpose; simplicity; sincerity; as, singleness of purpose; singleness of heart.
    • Singleness The quality or state of being single, or separate from all others; the opposite of doubleness, complication, or multiplicity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Elton John and The Beach Boys are tied for the record for the longest gap between number one hit singles in the United States. Both waited 21 years, 11 months.
    • n singleness The state or character of being single, in any sense of the word.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Saudi Arabia covers an area of 830,000 sq. miles, yet there is not a single river in the whole country.
    • Singleness state of being single or alone: freedom from deceit: sincerity: simplicity
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Quotations

  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
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    “They that have lived a single day have lived an age.”
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul%20Sartre
    “If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble.”
  • Johann Georg Zimmermann
    Johann Georg Zimmermann
    “Many good qualities are not sufficient to balance a single want -- the want of money.”
  • Joseph Kennedy
    Joseph Kennedy
    “Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. sin-gulus, one to each, separate, akin to sem-el, once, Gr. ham-a.

Usage

In literature:

The reader will understand, of course, that no single test used alone will determine accurately the general level of intelligence.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Dixie gave a single, frightened leap.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
Run the beads down singly at each stitch.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
There is no evidence that at any stage of their history the three groups ever sat as a single body.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
George Stephenson was one of eight children whose parents were so poor that all lived in a single room.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Two or three plants will yield all the seeds ordinarily required for a single garden.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
They were only preliminary to the final encounter that lasted a month, and picked a single winner.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Singling out Hillard, he came solemnly down to the corner table and laid a blue letter at the side of Hillard's plate.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
I must now say not a single word, but remain motionless.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
No fixed law seems to determine the length of time during which any single species or any single genus endures.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
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In poetry:

That which I gave you
Never bought
A single thing
For which I sought.
"Mendicant" by Jewell Miller
I stood beside a hill
Smooth with new-laid snow,
A single star looked out
From the cold evening glow.
"February Twilight" by Sara Teasdale
High on Horn Crag's summit
(you hear them say out west)
a single snow-white eagle
sits on its lonely nest.*
"Horn Crag" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
I'm well assur'd, did you but know my pains,
My woes, my anguish, and my vast dismay,
You wou'd not for an emperor's domains,
Willingly bear them for a single day.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
So how should you, poet, hope to sing?
The lute of Love hath a single string.
Its note is sweet as the coo of the dove;
But 'tis only one note, and the note is Love.
"The Poet And The Muse" by Alfred Austin
A thousand gardens—yet to-day there blows
In all their wintry walks no single rose,
But here with Omar you shall find the Spring
That fears no Autumn and eternal glows.
"In A Copy of Fitzgerald's "Omar"" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Watch a video for Allo Darlin's new single, "Capricornia".
The group boasts a strong of 20 consecutive top 10 singles and two No.
Model of a single pore.
Shinedown Release's The New Single "Unity" Off The Album Amaryllis .
But, honestly, are those any less annoying than the scenic vacation pictures and fancy restaurants meals so many of our singles friends endlessly post.
Get the first single from the UK group's upcoming album.
It's been a rough week for anthropologists with Gov Rick Scott singling out the field as an inefficient use of higher education budgets.
This image shows 22 lightning exposures stacked into a single frame.
Two genes that help soybeans fend off aphids worked well in 2011, both as single and stacked traits.
The first single, title track "Infamous" is an unrivaled assault of brutal breakdowns and catchy choruses, and sets the bar high for the subsequent 8 tracks.
The album's first single "The Fixer" will hit radio on July 20th.
Lindsey Goddard had two doubles, a single and an RBI and Mikayla Ciesziski tripled, singled twice and plated two runs as River rolled past Buckeye Trail.
Not a single robocall begging for our vote, not a single ad on television recounting what a terrible, terrible person Ben Cayetano must be.
As a single man, I live for the single girl.
Their first single from the album, Here Comes Goodbye, set a first-week download record for country singles.
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In science:

Moreover by our costruction X is contained in a single chart of G, and P is contained in a single chart of V .
Zero-groups and maximal tori
Combined single and di-muon trigger rates as a function of both the symmetric di-muon pT threshold and the single muon pT threshold for (a) low and (b) high luminosity.
The CMS High Level Trigger
The combined single and di-muon HLT rates are shown in flgure 23 as a function of both the symmetric di-muon pT threshold and the single muon pT threshold for both low and high luminosity.
The CMS High Level Trigger
The HLT operating point at low luminosity is a single muon pT threshold of 19 GeV/c and a symmetric di-muon threshold of 7 GeV/c, and at high luminosity the operating point is a single muon pT threshold of 31 GeV/c and a symmetric dimuon threshold of 10 GeV/c.
The CMS High Level Trigger
This rate is in addition to the Level-1 single-µ and Level-1 single-τ trigger rates. The addithe single-µ or single- τ trigger are included.
The CMS High Level Trigger
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