Van Jones I predict that President Obama will single out individuals whose lives have been positively impacted by Obamacare.
It would be inappropriate, under these circumstances, I noted, to single out the victim for blame.
We toured with them overseas when we had our first single out, so we go back a long way with those guys and have respect for them.
At the time, it made nearly obvious sense to single out the six states covered, all of which were part of the old Confederacy.
The investigation ultimately found the Cincinnati office used inappropriate criteria to single out certain cases.
Miss Graham did not seem to single out Ethel Blue for particular attention.
For the reason of this we have only to single out one of the seven messages sent.
There is no desire to single out and set down by name and number every sort of self-indulgence.
It is a difficult matter to single out individuals from among them.
If he had for his mistress every woman he might single out from among his captives, why not his sister?
early 14c., "unmarried," from Old French sengle, sangle "alone, unaccompanied; simple, unadorned," from Latin singulus "one, one to each, individual, separate" (usually in plural singuli "one by one"), from sim- (stem of simplus; see simple) + diminutive suffix. Meaning "consisting of one unit, individual, unaccompanied by others" is from late 14c. Meaning "undivided" is from 1580s. Single-parent (adj.) is attested from 1966.
c.1400, "unmarried person," mid-15c., "a person alone, an individual," from single (adj.). Given various technical meanings from 16c. Sports sense is attested from 1851 (cricket), 1858 (baseball). Of single things from 1640s. Meaning "one-dollar bill" is from 1936. Meaning "phonograph record with one song on each side" is from 1949. Meaning "unmarried swinger" is from 1964; singles bar attested from 1969. An earlier modern word for "unmarried or unattached person" is singleton (1937).
"to separate from the herd" (originally in deer-hunting, often with forth or out), 1570s, from single (adj.). Baseball sense of "to make a one-base hit" is from 1899 (from the noun meaning "one-base hit," attested from 1858). Related: Singled; singling.