I had to meet this sole survivor among the trailblazers of domestic suspense.
As Caine tells it in the book, he was frequently terrible, for example, forgetting his sole line in an early performance.
Yet though Bartleby is the street's "sole spectator," he sees nothing.
sole CUSTOMER: We take care of everybody else on earth, but we don't take care of our own.
For a time, she was also the sole lady at the helm of a ministry of Finance in any of 27 European Union nations.
He was many miles from his post of duty, and now his sole idea was to get back to it.
This making a college trip with the sole idea of money-getting was degrading.
He should not have made Lady Torquilin the sole repository of the idea.
Slavery was the sole cause of the war, and shall it not be eradicated?
The surviving wounded, in the sole charge of two nuns, were then removed to a safer place.
"bottom of the foot" ("technically, the planta, corresponding to the palm of the hand," Century Dictionary), early 14c., from Old French sole, from Vulgar Latin *sola, from Latin solea "sandal, bottom of a shoe; a flatfish," from solum "bottom, ground, foundation, lowest point of a thing" (hence "sole of the foot"), of uncertain origin. In English, the meaning "bottom of a shoe or boot" is from late 14c.
common European flatfish, mid-13c., from Old French sole, from Latin solea "a kind of flatfish," originally "sandal" (see sole (n.1)); so called from resemblance of the fish to a flat shoe.
"single, alone, having no husband or wife; one and only, singular, unique," late 14c., from Old French soul "only, alone, just," from Latin solus "alone, only, single, sole; forsaken; extraordinary," of unknown origin, perhaps related to se "oneself," from PIE reflexive root *swo- (see so).
"furnish (a shoe) with a sole," 1560s, from sole (n.1). Related: Soled; soling.
The underside of the foot.