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Singular form   /sˈɪŋgjələr fɔrm/   Listen
Singular form

noun
1.
The form of a word that is used to denote a singleton.  Synonym: singular.






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"Singular form" Quotes from Famous Books



... that "news is a noun singular, and as such must have been adopted bodily into the language;" and if it were a "noun of plural form and plural meaning," I still think that the singular form must have preceded it. The two instances CH. gives, "goods" and "riches," are more in point than he appears to suppose, although in support of my argument, and not his. The first is from the Gothic, and is substantially a word implying "possessions," older than the oldest ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 32, June 8, 1850 • Various

... of address used by Don Flix in addressing el enlutado indicate his change of manner from politeness to insolence. He begins with the polite third person singular form. Then, enraged by the answer, he is intentionally insulting in verse 1126, wishing to provoke a duel. As the other puts up a brave front, he next addresses him as an equal (verse 1127) by using the second person plural. This was the usual form of address ...
— El Estudiante de Salamanca and Other Selections • George Tyler Northup

... settled himself down into his ample and dignified professional chair—old oak round-backed,—and with head half turned, and hands folded in front of him, seemed to diagnose with rapt attention this singular form of psychological malady. When Alan paused for a second between his halting sentences and floundered about in search of a more delicate way of gliding over the thin ice, his father eyed him closely with those keen, gray orbs, and after a moment's ...
— The Woman Who Did • Grant Allen



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