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- (transitive) To select one from a group and treat differently.
2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0”, in Daily Record:
- This time it was Celtic who were forced to hit on the break and when they did, they singled out Broadfoot.
1974, Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:
- He singled out aspects of Quality such as unity, vividness, authority, economy, sensitivity, clarity, emphasis, flow, suspense, brilliance, precision, proportion, depth and so on; kept each of these as poorly defined as Quality itself, but demonstrated them by the same class reading techniques.