Definition of such a one in US English:

such a one

phrase

  • Such a person or thing.

    ‘what was the reward for such a one as Fox?’
    • ‘No one had mentioned an invisible combatant on the opposing team, but it wasn't unlikely that such a one would exist - and surely this proved it.’
    • ‘So many environmental scare stories, over the years; I never dreamed of such a one as this.’
    • ‘He is so volatile and immediate, it may be such a one needs a little ongoing guidance and a brake for his ever exploding ideas.’
    • ‘Inger's eyes grew misty, touched both by Adam's compliment and the sadness of a motherless child, such a one as Adam had so recently been.’
    • ‘Once he had a child, he comforted himself, he could leave ‘somebody behind him to remember that such a one once was.’’
    • ‘The master, not being a man of hard heart, knew that it was futile to try and keep beings unwillingly, but his son was not such a one.’
    • ‘Old Thomas of Dentonsville was such a one who lived to see the end of his particular War and returned from whence he came to reach a ripe old age.’
    • ‘Isadora's quest for the perfect man ends in the realisation that there isn't such a one.’
    • ‘Show me this marvellous leader, if such a one exists.’
    • ‘Alas, I cannot fulfil those dreams of a charming man and I offer no affectations of such a one.’