These pro-Mubarak mobs were singling out anyone carrying a camera, anyone who looked like a Western journalist.
There are two levels at which inconsistency or unfair “singling out” might occur.
singling out suicidal soldiers, she says, "makes them more suicidal."
The IRS clearly failed at this mission, singling out conservatives for more intense inspection than liberals.
By singling out Fox News, he looks thin-skinned, political, and petty.
Woman after woman was on her feet, singling out her man, letting him hear her voice in this matter.
singling him out, Delmonte led him apart, and pointed to Manuela.
Now I have a closing sentence or two to add about Paul's reason for singling out love as the supreme possession.
singling out Jehu from the group, he says, I have an errand to thee, O captain!
(a) singling or removing most of the antimony from the ore; (b) Doubling; (c) Refining or "starring."
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.