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BILL, SINGLE, contracts. A writing by which one person or more, promises to another or others, to pay him or them a sum of money at a time therein specified, without any condition. It is usually under seal; and when so, it is sometimes, if not commonly, called a bill obligatory. (q. v.) 2 S. & R. 115.
     2. It differs from a promissory note in this, that the latter is always payable to order; and from a bond, because that instrument has always a condition attached to it, on the performance of which it is satisfied. 5 Com. Dig. 194; 7 Com. 357.

SINGLE. By itself, unconnected.
     2. A single bill is one without any condition, and does not depend upon any future event to give it validity. Single is also applied to an unmarried person; as, A B, single woman. Vide Simplex.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In each of these four semantic building blocks (and there are many others) several identities have been combined together into what appears often as a singleness of meaning.
To be good at it -- to be successful -- takes a singleness of purpose that few retail operators have time for.
Judge Jim Johnson, another Arkansan, described Hillary as a dogmatic leftist with "a singleness of purpose that is frightening." He ominously pointed out that on election night the Clintons "laughed instead of thanking the Almighty." Signs of things to come: Jack Wheeler of the Freedom Research Foundation distributed an article he wrote containing rumors about Hillary's personal life and promising that the details will soon leak out (keep an eye on The Washington Times).
In a way that no previous volume did, it carries the singleness and authenticity of a Hopkins autobiography, and can be read as a corrective or companion to the more arbitrary paste-up of various voices and viewpoints that constitutes most biographies.
The responses of these horrified citizens were various--religious revivals, temperance movements, Sunday school instruction, YMCA buildings, the foster-home movement, the creation of public schools--but all had in common a desire to instill "decision of character.' In myriad ways but with extraordinary singleness of purpose, Americans (and Englishmen) in the mid-nineteenth century invested heavily in programs designed to inculcate self-control and thereby enhance character.
Singleness was a route for these women to find autonomy despite the restrictions placed on them.
Because he is a ruthless and efficient enforcer imbued with an enviable singleness of purpose defends his turf fiercely and is fiercely loyal to the boss.
Gloria Sarfo also narrated an emotional story about her love life which is a big factor in her singleness.
There are as many explanations for that singleness as there are single people.
Hope Suis is a relationship expert with over 20 years of experience in online dating, single-parenthood, and what she has coined "Solitary Refinement" which she defines as "a season of being single and continually developing oneself as an individual." Known for her refreshing and often humorous take on "mid-life, middle of the road, meaningful singleness," her writings have appeared in over 30 newspapers and online relationship blogs, including her column, "A Single Thought," an advice column on single parenting.
But this singleness of mind, this constancy of purpose, has worn out its welcome.