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- adv. Alone; without assistance; by oneself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. By oneself; alone; unassisted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without assistance
"Emma is an inspirational girl who has single-handedly transformed the tabletop industry in Great Britain," said Adam Sinclair, managing director of Mulberry Hall, a large vendor of china, crystal and cookware in York, England.
An alternative view is that Ronaldo demonstrated some of his more self-absorbed traits in Rome, shooting from the kind of distances and angles to concoct the sense among many observers he single-handedly wanted to turn Europe's premier club game into a one-man event.
Ten is the maximum of any color—unless, of course, you are Elizabeth Hurley, who single-handedly created an emerging market in tight, white denim, or a man in cricket whites but that's another story.
Vice President Joe Biden has bought himself a controversy boomlet after briefly commenting on China's draconian one-child-per-family policy without strenuously condemning it, or single-handedly putting an end to it, or something.
Can you run a huge international media company almost single-handedly down a phone line by personal fiat?
Meanwhile, Mr. Christie is taking the same tact in what he described as a "passionate" relationship with Mr. Sweeney, who has the power to single-handedly block bills.
Strassel: This is a miss to RIM, the maker of BlackBerry, which managed to single-handedly paralyze the entire globe this week when a glitch in its system caused users to not get emails for hours, even days, at a time, and this brought entire workplaces to a halt.
In July 1881, just four months after his inauguration, Garfield was entering a Washington train station when out of the crowd stepped Guiteau, a delusional ex-evangelist who believed that he had single-handedly brought about Garfield's election.
Several influential Republican figures plan to contact one of Mr. Gingrich's biggest campaign backers, Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, to ask him to stop donating to a pro-Gingrich independent group that has almost single-handedly financed the former House speaker's campaign.
The vast majority of the public discourse around education reform ends with name-calling and finger pointing -- depending on which ideological extreme has the microphone, either charter schools or teachers unions are single-handedly dismantling American public education.
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