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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SINGULAR

It is a record of singular variety and singular distinction.

He had a singular feeling that someone had been looking at him while he slept.

As a matter of fact, we do find a singular satisfaction in the troubles of others.

In grammar it is a pronoun of the first person and singular number.

The address was written in a singular hand; in large, print-looking letters.

He was certainly beset by this singular idea, which became, so to say, a prediction.

How astonishing had been the destiny of Rome, what a singular, borrowed royalty had been hers!

It is singular, on the other hand, that no iron implement has ever been discovered in the mounds.

"My dear, beautiful girl," it began; and she stared at these singular words.

The circumstance occurs to me with a singular clearness of recollection this evening.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "alone, apart; being a unit; special, unsurpassed," from Old French singuler "personal particular; distinctive; singular in number" (12c., Modern French singulier) or directly from Latin singularis "single, solitary, one by one, one at a time; peculiar, remarkable," from singulus (see single (adj.)). Meaning "remarkably good, unusual, rare, separated from others (by excellence), uncommon" is from c.1400 in English; this also was a common meaning of Latin singularis.

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