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singly

[sing-glee] /ˈsɪŋ gli/
adverb
1.
apart from others; separately.
2.
one at a time; as single units.
3.
singlehanded; alone.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English senglely. See single, -ly
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  • It consists, as is well known, of a number of syllable sounds which are spoken singly or are combined in twos.
  • Act singly, and what you have already done singly will justify you now.
  • Together they dared and accomplished what would have remained impossible for them singly.
  • Later in the afternoon they began to fly to the fishing-grounds, and back and forth, singly and in small groups.
British Dictionary definitions for singly

singly

/ˈsɪŋɡlɪ/
adverb
1.
one at a time; one by one
2.
apart from others; separately; alone
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Word Origin and History for singly
adv.

c.1300, from single (adj.) + -ly (2).

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