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2 definitions found
 for singly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Singly \Sin"gly\, adv.
     1. Individually; particularly; severally; as, to make men
        singly and personally good.
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     2. Only; by one's self; alone.
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              Look thee, 't is so! Thou singly honest man. --Shak.
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     3. Without partners, companions, or associates;
        single-handed; as, to attack another singly.
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              At omber singly to decide their doom. --Pope.
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     4. Honestly; sincerely; simply. [R.] --Johnson.
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     5. Singularly; peculiarly. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  singly
      adv 1: one by one; one at a time; "they were arranged singly"
             [ant: multiply]
      2: apart from others; "taken individually, the rooms were, in
         fact, square"; "the fine points are treated singly" [syn:
         individually, separately, singly, severally, one by
         one, on an individual basis]

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