- n the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
- s unusual or striking
such poise is singular in one so young
- s beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
- s being a single and separate person or thing
can the singular person be understood apart from his culture?
every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind"-William James
- a composed of one member, set, or kind
- a grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit
- s the single one of its kind
a singular example
- Will Phelp's singular achievement in the pool ever be bettered by a more prolific swimmer?
- After 40 years of happy married life, Karen's pain of losing her spouse was singular.
- Chris chased a singular dream of having the most followers in the Facebook.
- Barack Obama in CTV.ca
The outpouring of love, gratitude and fond memories to which we have all borne witness is a testament to the way this singular figure in American history touched so many lives,Obama said. "His ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws...
- Robert Gates in Reuters (press release)
Our troops and coalition partners are making extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our security, and our singular focus must be on supporting them and succeeding in Afghanistan without such distractions,Gates wrote.
- Bob Costas in New York Daily News
Jim McKay was a singular broadcaster,said Bob Costas, who succeeded McKay as the television voice of the Olympics. "He had a reporter's eye, a literary touch and, above all, a personal humanity."