Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a singular manner.
  • adv. Strangely; oddly.
  • adv. So as to express one, or the singular number.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a singular manner; in a manner, or to a degree, not common to others; extraordinarily
  • adv. Strangely; oddly.
  • adv. So as to express one, or the singular number.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a singular manner.
  • Separately; alone.
  • Uniquely; rarely; unusually; remarkably; exceptionally.
  • Strangely; oddly; with eccentricity: as, a person singularly dressed.

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

  • adv. in a singular manner or to a singular degree

Etymologies

From singular. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Black Hill no doubt at one time deserved its name, being then covered with dark trees and representing a black appearance at a distance; but at present, owing to the mines which have been worked there, the whole place is covered with dazzling white clay, or mulloch, which now renders the title singularly inappropriate.

    Madame Midas

  • "Gospel According to the Apostles," a title singularly like the

    The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II. Christianity: Its Evidences, Its Origin, Its Morality, Its History

  • Owing to the absence of Walpole, who was then in Paris, some time elapsed without any notice being taken of this request; and on his return Walpole found the following letter, which he terms singularly impertinent.

    Lives of the English Poets

  • Songs that somehow blended together in the album gained distinction by emerging singularly from the shuffle.

    The Problem With Playlists

  • The eyes are large, tolerably deeply set, and very beautiful, the colour a rich liquid brown, the expression singularly soft, and the eyelashes long, silky, and abundant.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • I went to war in singularly murderous circumstances (my regiment was one of those the general-staffs coldly sacrificed in advance, so that a week later almost nothing remained of it).

    Claude Simon - Nobel Lecture

  • So, while "the hue which violent death always brings with it" pervades the Medusa's features they remain "singularly massive and grand."

    The Beauty of the Medusa: A Study in Romantic Literary Iconology

  • This was the famous x Club, a name singularly appropriate on the principle of lucus a non lucendo to a club of nine members who never proceeded to the election of a tenth.

    Thomas Henry Huxley

  • I'm beginning to think the name singularly appropriate.

    A Modern Chronicle — Complete

  • This was the famous _x_ Club, a name singularly appropriate on the principle of _lucus a non lucendo_ to a club of nine members who never proceeded to the election of a tenth.

    Thomas Henry Huxley A Character Sketch

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