single (adj.)
individual, particular
Cym IV.i.13[Cloten alone, of himself compared to Posthumus] more remarkable in single oppositions [i.e. person-to-person duelling]
H8 I.ii.41[Wolsey to King Henry] I know but of a single part in aught / Pertains to th'state [i.e. I have only an individual knowledge of what goes on]
H8 I.ii.70[Wolsey to King Henry, of taxation] I have no further gone in this than by / A single voice
Ham III.iii.11[Rosencrantz to Claudius] The single and peculiar life [i.e. the private individual]
Mac I.iii.139[Macbeth to himself] My thought ... / Shakes so my single state of man / That function is smothered in surmise
MV I.iii.142[Shylock to Antonio] Go with me to a notary, seal me there / Your single bond
Tim II.ii.134[Timon to Flavius] Perchance some single vantages you took / When my indisposition put you back
TNK V.iii.86[Emilia to herself, of Palamon and Arcite] their single share [i.e. their individual qualities]
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