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Synonyms for single

being or related to a distinct entity

not divided among or shared with others

to make a choice from a number of alternatives

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a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base

the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number

hit a single

being or characteristic of a single thing or person

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used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals

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existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual

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not married or related to the unmarried state

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characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing

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having uniform application

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not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective

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References in classic literature ?
The other, however, dealt a single blow with his cruel tail that laid both of the females crushed corpses upon the ground.
With their single eyes in the centre of their heads and every eye turned upon their prey, they did not note my soundless approach, so that I was upon them with my great long-sword and four of them lay dead ere they knew that I was among them.
A single sweeping circle of my own blade caught the flying weapon and hurled it clattering against the far wall, and then, as I sidestepped my antagonist's impetuous rush, I let him have my point full in the stomach as he hurtled by.
In disgust I desisted from my useless efforts and stepped to the chamber's single window.
Once the woman turned her face upward toward the falling flier, and in the single swift glance Carthoris saw that it was Thuvia of Ptarth!
Several squeals and grunts were instantly heard at his feet, but the Wizard could not discover a single piglet.
I felt that if she could return to her own kind with the story of her adventures, the position of the human race within Pellucidar would be advanced immensely at a single stride, for at once man would take his proper place in the considerations of the reptilia.
Slowly he groped his way along, feeling with his hands upon the tunnel's walls, and cautiously with his feet ahead of him upon the floor before he could take a single forward step.
But bear in mind that you will be shot if you make a single move to attack me or any other aboard the ship.
It were foolish to lose a single man needlessly if there be no hope of success.
A single trait of feeling, taken from many others, will serve to show the point which this homage of a whole people to a single individual attained.
One fly deposits hundreds of eggs, and another, like the hippobosca, a single one; but this difference does not determine how many individuals of the two species can be supported in a district.
Now there are enormous areas in the Pacific and Indian Ocean, in which every single island is of coral formation, and is raised only to that height to which the waves can throw up fragments, and the winds pile up sand.
Generally each play was presented by a single guild (though sometimes two or three guilds or two or three plays might be combined), and sometimes, though not always, there was a special fitness in the assignment, as when the watermen gave the play of Noah's Ark or the bakers that of the Last Supper.
Richard Swiveller, therefore, sticking a pen behind each ear, and carrying another in his mouth as a token of his great importance and devotion to business, hurried out to meet and treat with the single gentleman.