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single out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v single out select from a group "She was singled out for her outstanding performance"
    • v single out treat differently on the basis of sex or race
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Quotations

  • Adrienne Rich
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    “The mind's passion is all for singling out. Obscurity has another tale to tell.”
  • Theodore Parker
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    “It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.”

Usage

In literature:

Not a single sheet came out frankly for Warrington.
"Half a Rogue" by Harold MacGrath
At last, realizing that her mother was not among them, she singled out a lady whom she knew, and asked for an explanation.
"Number Seventeen" by Louis Tracy
There was a man whom I singled out of the world as more than a brother.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We separated, on entering, each singling out his game.
"The Life of Kit Carson" by Edward S. Ellis
And you take in a poor man, and if you work him right he'll bust himself on a single lay-out.
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 9." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Some lives struck me as singled out for trouble; others were left comparatively immune from it.
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
With one out in the third for New York, Murray singled to right field, but was out trying to stretch the hit.
"Spalding's Official Baseball Guide - 1913"
They who hunt in droves, like wolves, are seldom very valiant when singled out from their pack.
"Home as Found" by James Fenimore Cooper
Towards noon, Mount Tabor separated itself from the chain of hills before us, and stood out singly, at the extremity of the plain.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
Had their vocabulary run so low that a single word could not be eked out for the occasion?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Had their vocabulary run so low that a single word could not be eked out for the occasion?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Had their vocabulary run so low that a single word could not be eked out for the occasion?
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Why, were you singled out to be saved and the rest destroyed?
"The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)" by Daniel Defoe
There is further a great Beauty in his singling out by Name these three remarkable Mountains, so well known to the Greeks.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
He rode out accompanied by a single staff officer, and the men were seldom aware that the brigadier had been through their camps.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
We separated, on entering, each singling out his game.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
And if that scared Deborah out of marrying, let her stay single and die an old maid.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
Several single flowers had trapped three, and from one blossom I picked out five.
"Roof and Meadow" by Dallas Lore Sharp
The very rich are not singled out for peculiar, special, or invidious forms of imposition.
"Liberalism and the Social Problem" by Winston Spencer Churchill
The latter shows so many details that it is often difficult for the pupil to single out those required in the lesson.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
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In poetry:

His deed was a single word,
Called out alone
In a night when no echo stirred
To laughter or moan.
"On A Poet Patriot" by Thomas MacDonagh
The evening air was damp with dew,
Just as the clock struck ten
His horse came riderless - I knew
What was the matter then.
Why should the Lord have singled out
My Jim from other men?
"Jim's Whip" by Barcroft Henry Boake
"Thou shalt not, with thy single hand,
Take from me, Hound, an inch of my land;
And far, far less, shalt thou, with thy toe,
Lay me or one of my castles low.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
"I will, I will, with my single hand,
Take from thee, Knave, the whole of thy land:
I will, I will, with my single toe,
Lay thee and each of thy castles low."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
Ah, one single blissful night!"
The priests chaunt in chorus: "We bear out the old,
When long they've been weary, and late they've grown cold:
We bear out the young, too, so thoughtless and light.
"The God And The Bayadere - An Indian Legend" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
He who in nature's desolate distress
Hath felt his helplessness,
And, looking out for comfort all around,
No single ray has found,
Till he hath turned to Heaven his earnest prayer,
And sought, nor sought in vain, for comfort there;—
"Comfort in God's Goodness" by John Bowring

In news:

Bass-wise London synth-poppers' new single is due out on Warp in November.
Six weeks ago, a single shot rang out inside the theater.
In particular, he singles out some of the academics who blog at Reality Based Community.
Cisco employee Mohamed Shommo says the government has been singling him out at the airport and looking through his electronics since February.
Tanimura & Antle, which is based out of California, is recalling its Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine.
Younger brother Wayne charge out with three of his singles and a cut from his four-star CD.
Taylor Swift just came out with a behind-the-scenes video from her music video shoot from 'Safe & Sound,' the lead single on the upcoming 'The Hunger Games' soundtrack.
And to help get all you rockers ready for the anniversary of Jesse and the boys kicking it for 20 years, they have released a video to go along with the first single " Screwdriver " from the album "Best In Show" due out on July, 31st.
Leyland said Carapazza made the wrong call in the fifth inning when speedy outfielder Austin Jackson was thrown out attempting to steal second base after his leadoff single.
The Yankees' Jorge Posada tagging out the Rockies' Todd Helton as he tried to score on Garrett Atkins's single in the sixth inning.
Boras insists he wasn't singling out Mets.
He says it was unpaid and he's being unjustly singled out.
Once again, readers have singled out Columbus Square Bowling Palace as the city's best place to throw a few strings.
Singling out Facebook, Apple and governments around the world, the Google co-founder aired concerns over Internet openness.
Company singled out by Better Business Bureau calls nationwide alert unnecessary.
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In science:

However, it is important to single out this structure.
Simple Conformal Algebras Generated by Jordan Algebras
Planar diagrams are singled out by ’t Hooft’s Nc → ∞ limit.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
Our initial assumption (5.1) made no particular choice of 4D metric, yet gαβ has been singled out by this calculation.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
Considerations analogous to the case of the p-spin, have led us to add and subtract terms from eq.(33) to single out the proper remainder term.
Replica bounds for optimization problems and diluted spin systems
Their purpose is to single out main terms of asymptotics in different regimes.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
These constraints considered in our work single out Regge calculus hypersurface in the space of all arbitrary sets of area tensors, {v}.
On the length expectation values in quantum Regge calculus
But obviously we may single out different isotropics.
Generalized Calabi-Yau structures and mirror symmetry
We only single out different involutive C± .
Generalized Calabi-Yau structures and mirror symmetry
Gaussian Ensembles are uniquely singled out by the fact that they belong both to the family of invariant ensembles, and to the family of ensembles with independent, identically distributed (i.i.d) entries.
Introduction to the Random Matrix Theory: Gaussian Unitary Ensemble and Beyond
Singling out excitations with the lowest energy (diffusion modes) one can reduce calculations to a supermatrix non-linear model.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
This definition is explicitly not rotationally invariant, since it uses a fixed fiducial curve ˜C∗ and singles out a preferred direction.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
The form ( | ) singles out a generator of c, namely the Casimir element c = Pκ Xκ ⊗ Xκ .
Conformal blocks revisited
The components hk with k > K are singled out by condition (2).
How to realize Lie algebras by vector fields
Here by description we mean a way to single out h in g by a system of differential equations.
How to realize Lie algebras by vector fields
Hence the subspace W1 is singled out by conditions Ypj Yt(f ) = Yqj Yt(f ) = 0 =⇒ Yt(f ) = const.
How to realize Lie algebras by vector fields
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