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(one pair of single quotation marks, written as (‘ ’) and used especially for a quotation within another quotation):
He said, “I told you to say ‘Open, sesame’ when you want to enter the mountain.”
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An error the breadth of a single hair can lead one a thousand miles astray.
A single strand of silk does not make a thread, nor a single tree a forest.
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