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  • v. To select one from a group and treat differently

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. treat differently on the basis of sex or race
  • v. select from a group


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  • Pairs of riders teamed up to single out soldiers and take them down, then charged after another victim.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • I single out Harry Harding, whose intellectual rigor and careful eye were indispensable.

    The J Curve

  • And perhaps more important than any other influence, I would have to single out my father, who later in life instilled in me the belief that with a little faith one could move mountains, and I believed him.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • His work for the bills had revealed to him the real under-currents in the legislative body, and when it adjourned, making further work in Albany only a waste of time, he availed himself of the secret knowledge that had come to him, to single out the real forces which stood behind and paid the lobby, and to interview them.

    The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him

  • But then the very proper question arises: why single out "heaven and earth" in this sense at all and mention their creation in v. 17 Besides, in this creation account another word is used in a broader and in a narrower sense; cf. "day" in 5a with

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Putting these clinical data side by side with the anatomical data, we were speedily able to single out those cases with normal or normal-looking brains and thus to secure a group approximately composed of functional cases of insanity.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Its members single out the one at Goult, near Avignon, for special veneration; she is known as ‘Notre-Dame de Lumières’ Our Lady of the Lights44.

    The Templar Revelation

  • To the pro bono team of lawyers at Global Health Institute, first of whom I must single out Armand Fried, who after observing me work with a participant donated many hours of his time to watch my back, keep a roof over my head, and keep the barbarians at the gate during the decade of virtually unpaid research for Global Health Institute.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • She would take away so many wonderful memories from her time at the Hale Kapa Kuiki that it was impossible to single out only one.

    The Aloha Quilt


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