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Sole, adj. 1) alone in its kind, unique: “on the s. Arabian tree,” Phoen. 2. “though it alter not love's s. effect,” Sonn. 36, 7. “the s. inheritor of all perfections that a man may owe, matchless Navarre,” LLL II, 5. “this murder, so s. and so unmatchable,” John IV, 3, 52. “s. singular,” Rom. II, 4, 68 (Ff sole-singular). “affecting one s. throne, without assistance,” Cor. IV, 6, 32.
2) alone, with no others beside: “that praise, s. pure, transcends,” Troil. I, 3, 244.
3) only: “the s. drift of my purpose doth extend not a frown further,” Tp. V, 29. “my s. earth's heaven,” Err. III, 2, 64. “s. dominator of Navarre,” LLL I, 1, 222. “s. imperator of trotting 'paritors,” III, 187. “s. possessor of my love,” H6C III, 3, 24. “she shall be s. victress,” R3 IV, 4, 336. “s. monarch of the earth,” Rom. III, 2, 94. “s. sir o' the world,” Ant. V, 2, 120. “his s. child,” All's I, 1, 44. H5 I, 2, 70. H6B II, 2, 50. Hml. III, 3, 77 (Ff foul). Cymb. I, 1, 5. Cymb. I, 1, 5 Cymb. I, 1, 5 Per. IV, 3, 39.
4) alone, without any addition, in itself, mere: “whose s. name blisters our tongues,” Mcb. IV, 3, 12.
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