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Only an individual here and there sees that freedom and domination must belong to us.

Time after time He comes to the individual's relief according to His own law.

It is individual ardour alone that can combine into larger flame.

Her one art was histrionics of the kind that made an individual appeal.

But the interference must be regulated by some theory of the individual's rights.

There should be a series of Coming of Ages for every individual.

Nothing as to the manners of the times can be inferred from this freak of an individual.

To respect an oath is a duty which the individual owes to society.

The work of the individual endured only as long as its delivery lasted.

As the world has been unified, so is the individual unit exalted.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "one and indivisible" (with reference to the Trinity), from Medieval Latin individualis, from Latin individuus "indivisible," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + dividuus "divisible," from dividere "divide" (see divide). Not common before c.1600 and the 15c. usage might be isolated. Sense of "single, separate" is 1610s; meaning "intended for one person" is from 1889.

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