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Word: singular

Definition: being only one; individual; unique; extraordinary; odd; Ex. singular beauty/behavior


Sentences Containing 'singular'

The young forehead lifted itself into that singular expression but it was pretty and characteristic, besides being singular and she raised her hand, as if with an involuntary action she caught at, or stayed some passing shadow.
It may be the character of his mind, to be always in singular need of occupation.
``I have found out,''said he,``by a singular accident, that there is now in the room a near relation of my patroness.
Or what if I were to allow would it not be a singular allowance?
It is very natural in its methods withal, far more so than many fantastic enterprises and sentimental experiments, and hence its singular success.
I have found it a singular luxury to talk across the pond to a companion on the opposite side.
It had been handed down from father to son; for the singular clause of the only will that had been found, had caused it to be regarded as a genuine relic, preserved in the family with superstitious veneration.
``I recollect this, because the poor devil's death was accompanied by a singular incident.''
Yet, through a singular impulse, it was neither to her mother nor her brother that she applied, but to Emmanuel.
``Ah,''responded Sinbad, laughing with his singular laugh which displayed his white and sharp teeth.
The bandits looked on with astonishment at this singular conduct until they heard footsteps.
They told ten other stories of this bandit chief, each more singular than the other.
All doubt of his identity was now at an end; his singular host evidently resided at Rome.
``But,''said he,``did you observe one very singular thing?''
They advanced silently, the count guiding Franz as if he had the singular faculty of seeing in the dark.
A lamp, placed at the base of a pillar, lighted up with its pale and flickering flame the singular scene which presented itself to the eyes of the two visitors concealed in the shadow.
In the meanwhile Franz was considering the singular shudder that had passed over the Count of Monte Cristo at the moment when he had been, in some sort, forced to give his hand to Albert.
``I will confess to you, Albert,''replied Franz,``the count is a very singular person, and the appointment you have made to meet him in Paris fills me with a thousand apprehensions.''
Still, in spite of all, you must admit that this Count of Monte Cristo is a most singular personage.''
``Ma foi, he has an open look about him that pleases me, in spite of the singular remark he has made about me.''
The age of this singular man, who is of no age, is then, I am certain, thirty five.
``How very singular,''cried Monte Cristo with well feigned astonishment.
So pray excuse yourself as well as you can for having made me wait, and, after that, tell me why I see you in a dress so singular that at first I did not recognize you.''
``How singular,''murmured Maximilian;``your father hates me, while your grandfather, on the contrary What strange feelings are aroused by politics.''
``Yes; there was the prize given by the Jockey Club a gold cup, you know and a very singular circumstance occurred about that race.''
``Upon my word,''said Monte Cristo,``Paris is a strange city, and the Parisians a very singular people.
demanded the notary, thinking he had only to insert this clause, but waiting first for the assent of Noirtier, which it was necessary should be given before all the witnesses of this singular scene.
``You are a singular man,''said Villefort.
``You know, Albert, women are singular creatures.
``It is singular,''said the doctor;``I was not aware that Madame de Saint Meran was subject to such hallucinations.''
Among them was one of a very singular form, which appeared to have come from a distance.
Mercedes shuddered, and, fixing on her son a scrutinizing gaze,``You speak strangely,''said she to Albert,``and you appear to have some singular prejudices.
His calm and serene look formed a singular contrast to Albert's grief stricken face, who approached also, followed by the other four young men.
``And what treatment do you adopt for this singular complaint?''
``Oh,''cried she, without losing any of her cheerfulness,``this is singular!
In a country which has produced so many eminent men of letters, it must appear somewhat singular, that scarce one of them should have been a professor in a university.
This habit is not very uncommon with the Gallinaceae, and throws some light on the singular instinct of the ostrich.
By the above singular manner of building, strength is continually given to the comb, with the utmost ultimate economy of wax.
I shall just observe, that, as the antagonists of Epicurus always suppose the universe, an effect quite singular and unparalleled, to be the proof of a Deity, a cause no less singular and unparalleled; your reasonings, upon that supposition, seem, at least, to merit our attention.
Then he stood before the fire and looked me over in his singular introspective fashion.
Now, Mr. Jabez Wilson here has been good enough to call upon me this morning, and to begin a narrative which promises to be one of the most singular which I have listened to for some time.
It looks as if they always send their singular warning or token before them when starting upon their mission.
"It has been in some points a singular case," said Holmes, flicking the horse on into a gallop.
Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and its solution is its own reward.
"There are one or two very singular points about this room.
I have received a very singular letter, Traddles, from Mr. Micawber.'
It was singular to see how the mother still held to the old trick, when the son had abandoned it as useless.
Their shape was very singular and deformed, which a little discomposed me, so that I lay down behind a thicket to observe them better.
All this struck me as mighty singular; yet, upon second thoughts, there was something almost sublime in it.
What seems most singular and suggestively important in this story, is this: it was from Joppa that Jonah set sail.
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