One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
One at a time; separately or individually.‘he talked to the players singly and in groups’
one by one, one at a time, one after the other, individually, separately, by oneself, on one's ownView synonyms
- ‘Do we do better acting singly, or can we collaborate for shared purpose?’
- ‘They play singly and also form a strong partnership in the doubles in the U15 grade, most of which will be in their home county.’
- ‘Interspersed between dance items were the tin whistle groups who played both singly and in groups turning out a lively medley of tunes.’
- ‘In Dunnes, the pack of four was €6.84, no cheaper than buying the cans singly.’
- ‘At this stage, people begin singly and alone, almost always silently, to question their own past values.’
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