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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sin·gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Singled p. pr. & vb. n. Singling ]
 1. To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.
    Dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark.   --Bacon.
 His blood! she faintly screamed her mind
 Still singling one from all mankind.   --More.
 2. To sequester; to withdraw; to retire. [Obs.]
    An agent singling itself from consorts.   --Hooker.
 3. To take alone, or one by one.
    Men . . . commendable when they are singled.   --Hooker.