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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Uniquity The quality or state of being unique; uniqueness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The unique characteristics of Barbie dolls in Japan are that they have their lips closed with no teeth showing
    • n uniquity Uniqueness.
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  • John Dewey
    “We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.”
  • Thomas J. Cottle
    Thomas J. Cottle
    “For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.”
  • Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
    Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
    “The circumstances of your life have uniquely qualified you to make a contribution. And if you don't make that contribution, nobody else can make it.”
  • Henry Miller
    “It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.”
  • Paul De Man
    Paul De Man
    “Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.”
  • Eileen Caddy
    “A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable.”


In literature:

When a person, object, or circumstance is unique, it arouses an unusual degree of interest.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
The apostles had come, in the mind of the early Church, to occupy a place of unique distinction.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
As the shoe seemed quite simple and rather unique, we thought we would make one like it.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
He did not realize as yet that his position in this house was unique.
"The Voice in the Fog" by Harold MacGrath
But there is no tradition to the naturalist; not the normal and representative, but the unique and spectacular is his goal.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
Now let us consider these two unique situations.
"The Physiology of Marriage, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
By reason of his breeding Jan was, as a matter of fact, unique among hounds.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
Observe the setting; the design is unique.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
The refinement and charm of the legend (on which Homer, as we saw, does not touch) is due to the unique genius of Greece.
"The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological" by Andrew Lang
She was marvellous; she was inimitable; she was unique.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
The unique, noble style.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
Why should not the unique impetus have been impressed on a unique body, which might have gone on evolving?
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
The feeling I experienced for him on that awful day, was unique in my history.
"How to Cook Husbands" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
This case stands unique in the word of God, and it is this use of argument in prayer that makes it thus solitary in grandeur.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson
What were the causes of this unique success?
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
It was full of unique combinations of trade.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Vase of unique form and decoration 148 217.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
My shell was no longer unique.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
That two such unique examples of so rare a disease should occur at the same time seems incredible, though remotely possible.
"Final Proof" by R. Ottolengui
Its history, however, has been unique.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn

In poetry:

How I remember solstice days
Through many winters long completed!
Each unrepeatable, unique,
And each one countless times repeated.
"Unique Days" by Boris Pasternak
Through all the struggles of the past,
Through all the years of war and want,
I gazed on Russia'a unique face
In silent awe and wonderment.
"On Early Trains" by Boris Pasternak
But yet each part cries out--
O you who from the billioned multitude,
O you unique, you chosen, wooed
and singled out, you cradle, bed,
and grave, soft quickener of the dead,
receive me into you.
"Ode [Óda]" by Attila Jozsef
One gem alone doth Como wear,
None other need adorn her breast;
'Tis this, her emerald solitaire,
Her unique island of the blest,--
The star beside her crescent shore,
A thing of beauty evermore.
"Isola Comacina" by John Lawson Stoddard
What is it prompts the roving mania--is it love
Of wild adventure fanciful, unique, and odd?
Is it to be in fashion, and to others prove
One's social standing, that impels the madness of
The tramp abroad?
"The Tourist" by Hattie Howard
That Good to which through blindness you are led,
Should make appear all other-having, vile,
And every torment be as pleasure held,
Who, hoping to behold
Graces unique and rare,
May hold in high disdain all other lights.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =Fifth Dialogue=." by Giordano Bruno

In news:

Much of the cost of the business is meeting the airship 's unique needs.
Unique Albatross Featured on Travel Channel.
The website, alberteinstein .info, attracted more than 34 million hits and 925,000 unique visitors in its first month.
A gigantic thank you for Daniel Veley for sharing his talented and unique eye on the entire event.
I can remember, as a child, finding and catching a lady bug was kinda unique.
The Griso 8V SE is one of the most unique and captivating motorcycles to come out of the Mandello del Lario factory.
Blacksmith 's Bistro is probably best known for its unique blend of Southern and West Coast cuisines.
Unique among the ancient craftsmen, blacksmiths could make their own tools.
Chemical Manufacturer Offered Unique Perspective and a Solution to a Common Problem.
Oct 21, 2012 (Weekend Edition Sunday) — Apart from the obvious stardom of The Beatles, one of the things that makes Abbey Road Studios unique is the diversity of the music recorded there.
Romney and Obama are backups to Clinton's unique style.
Caddo Sheriff's Office trains deputies in a unique way.
Calipers also can be equipped with built-in contact tips with unique forms for measuring special part characteristics, or jaws with replaceable and configurable contact points.
(Beeeeeeeeeeeautiful BTW) On the way down Highway 54, I spotted something so rare and so unique, you might not even see it.
Of course, every victim is unique, which makes the impact of crime unique.

In science:

Since uniqueness in law holds for the solution ( ¯X, ¯K ) of Equation (42) (see ), we have proved that each converging subsequence of the family (X ε, K ε )ε converges in law in C ([0, T ]; ¯D × R+ ) as ε → 0 towards the same limit (the unique solution ( ¯X, ¯K ) of (6)).
Stochastic Homogenization of Reflected Diffusion Processes
Non-unique cases arise when a permutation can be written as an inflation of either 12 or 21, and to recover uniqueness we may choose a particular decomposition in a variety of ways.
A Survey of Simple Permutations
Zhang, A new topological approach for uniqueness of operators on L∞ and L1 -uniqueness of Fokker-Planck equations, J.
$L^\infty$-Uniqueness of Generalized SCHR\"Odinger Operators
This means that the invariant measure is unique in a perturbative sense and, moreover, its unique approximations are absolutely continuous with smooth density.
Random Lie group actions on compact manifolds: A perturbative analysis
According to the unique weak-∗-limit for a family of invariant measures νλ, one might expect uniqueness for the invariant measure at least in a small interval around 0.
Random Lie group actions on compact manifolds: A perturbative analysis
Since (µξ )1 is the unique invariant measure of d(µξ )1 that is absolutely continuous relative to P (again by Lemma 3), µξ is the unique minimizer of (3.1).
Quenched large deviations for random walk in a random environment
Uniqueness and non-uniqueness in percolation theory.
On the uniqueness of the infinite cluster of the vacant set of random interlacements
As in the proof of Lemma 4, we assume that each component Γ which contributes to K ′ ǫ,ℓ has a unique leftmost vertex Xi, and the vertex Xj in Γ at greatest distance from Xi is also unique.
On the Probability of the Existence of Fixed-Size Components in Random Geometric Graphs
This decomposition is either unique or unique up to some unitary equivalence, which reshuffles basins among a set of partners with equivalent dissipations inside.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS--Lindblad generators II. General
Such a generalized form of equivalence implies again equivalence of the unique stationary states located in the basins; larger, unique, part of splitting P0 = (cid:80) and it enables the occurrence of undamped oscillating phase relations.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS--Lindblad generators II. General
Given the uniqueness of the utility-maximizing SINR ¯g, and the bi-injective correspondence between the achieved SINR and the transmit power for each user, the above NE is also unique.
Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multiuser MIMO Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework
The fol lowing are equivalent: (Survive(A, F, H N )): AF is a k-face of AH N, (Unique(A, x0, H N )): The system b0 = Ax has a unique solution in H N .
Counting the Faces of Randomly-Projected Hypercubes and Orthants, with Applications
Forward integration method is unstable as a unique set of boundary conditions at the origin does not produce an unique solution.
Fermions in gravity and the skyrmion backgrounds in six dimensional brane-worlds
In the second part of this paper, we consider a class of unital simple C ∗ -algebras with a unique tracial state which contains the class of unital simple AT-algebras of real rank zero with a unique tracial state.
Certain aperiodic automorphisms of unital simple projectionless C*-algebras
In, Osaka and Phillips proved that the crossed product of a unital simple TAF-algebra with a unique tracial state by an automorphism of A with the tracial Rohlin property also has a unique tracial state.
Certain aperiodic automorphisms of unital simple projectionless C*-algebras