“Families, singles, same-sex people,” Father Costantino says.
For my money, the best music of the season is found on singles.
Yet for some reason I leave to his psychologist, the only country he singles out for this crime of not being America is Israel.
She made something like eight singles, and seven went to number one.
It was about singles in America, conducted in conjunction with match.com—and I was, begrudgingly, again part of this demographic.
Now we must give some attention to the others in the fours, singles and doubles.
Few, indeed, could do it properly, though the singles of some were very neat.
Still, the singles were convenient, and diving was a sport it wasn't wise to overdo.
Her singles were perfectly round, and as flat at the top as if laid with a plummet.
Interest soon centred on Newmark and Kincaid, as those who had made straight scores on the singles now dropped one or more.
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.