SINGULAR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SINGULAR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
singular
 a.  unique; extraordinary; being only one
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  But the temptation of a discovery so singular and profound, at last overcame the suggestions of alarm.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
2  On his telling her where he worked, the old woman became a more singular old woman than before.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
3  The singular appearance of this cavalcade not only attracted the curiosity of Wamba, but excited even that of his less volatile companion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  "Their singular abstemiousness and temperance," said De Bracy, forgetting the plan which promised him a Saxon bride.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
5  The fair Saxon related the singular conference to her husband, on whose mind it made a deep impression.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
6  When he drew nearer he perceived it to be a spring van, ordinary in shape, but singular in colour, this being a lurid red.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
7  A sense of novelty in giving audience to that singular figure had been sufficient to draw her forth.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
8  Mrs. Yeobright was not demonstrative, but her eyes involuntarily glanced towards his singular though shapely figure.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
9  More singular still, the heathmen had instinctively coupled her and this man together in their minds as a pair born for each other.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
10  It would be instantly set down as the passing freak of a girl whose ways were already considered singular.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 4 Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure
11  But an inner strenuousness was preying upon an outer symmetry, and they rated his look as singular.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
12  Eustacia looked curiously at the singular man who spoke thus.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
13  She had a singular insight into life, considering that she had never mixed with it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
14  The aspect of the two opponents was now singular.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
15  In after days he thought of it as a thing of singular significance.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
Example Sentence:
1  If the subject is singular, use a singular verb.
2  He shows a singular lack of concern for other people's feelings.
3  The noun " mouse " is the singular form of " mice ".
4  Money is a singular thing, It ranks with love as man's greatest source of joy.
5  He showed a singular lack of skill in painting.
6  Though the young man tried to understand Father William's singular behavior, he still found it odd that the old man incessantly stood on his head.
7  Then they shone in the liquid lustre of her eyes, which had suddenly acquired a beauty more singular than that of Miss Temple's -- a beauty neither of fine colour nor long eyelash, nor pencilled brow, but of meaning, of movement, of radiance.
8  Metro Meteor, a 10-year-old thoroughbred bay in rural Maryland, is enjoying singular success.
9  Rochester shudder: a singularly marked expression of disgust, horror, hatred, warped his countenance almost to distortion.
10  The statement of our delegation was singularly appropriate to the occasion.
11  In the following sections and chapters the singularity and global structure of particular solutions will be analysed in more detail.