Single-handed sentence example
All returned home but himself; in no way daunted, he determined single-handed to carry out the purposes of the expedition.
Introducing the expenditure strategy, Shadow Chancellor Oliver Letwin even remarked that Samuel Pepys once ran the navy almost single-handed.
In 1917, while fighting in France, CSM Brooks captured a German machine-gun nest single-handed.
The Russian Arctic has never before been sailed single-handed, and only five fully crewed yachts have made the passage.
The new boat will be faster and more manageable, as well as easier for the skipper to work single-handed.Advertisement
What could he do single-handed against the host of the enemy?
In the Assembly of that year, his friend, Mr. Carment, had almost single-handed supported an overture on that subject.
It is a very versatile rig, easily managed single-handed.
On a third occasion the sergeant attacked single-handed a machine gun, killed the crew and captured the gun.
Europe persistently refused to assist the republic to preserve a trade in which she had established a rigid monopoly, and Venice was left to fight the Turk single-handed.Advertisement
France, he believed, would never come single-handed to the assistance of Turkey; Austria would be bound at least to benevolent neutrality by " gratitude " for the aid given in 1849; the king of Prussia would sympathize with a Christian crusade; Great Britain, where under the influence of John Bright and Richard Cobden the " peace at any price " spirit seemed to be in the ascendant, would never intervene.
These do not hunt in packs, but will sometimes singly attack a bullock; they and the wolves make havoc among sheep. A favourite feat of the boldest of the young men of southern Afghanistan is to enter the hyena's den, single-handed, muffle and tie him.
It was founded by a Dr. Startin 22, who ran it single-handed for ten years.
The next stage for the aspiring single-handed sailor is into the Laser class in all its variants.
The move to create primary care groups prompted 25 mainly single-handed GPs in Walsall to propose that they should form one PCG.Advertisement
I am a 54 year-old single-handed small animal practitioner.
In 1981 he set up his own single-handed general practice in Dagenham.
For ten years Evagoras carried on hostilities single-handed, except for occasional aid from Egypt.
Every player uses four lignum vitae bowls in single-handed games and (as a rule) in friendly games, but only two in matches.
Without some such proviso Italy would, in Mancinis opinion, be exposed single-handed to French resentment.Advertisement
The men of Ulster were all suffering from a strange debility, and Cuchulinn had to undertake the defence single-handed from November to February.
He founded the " Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeiterverein," was its president and almost single-handed champion, conducted its affairs, and carried on a vast correspondence, not to mention about a dozen state prosecutions in which he was during that period involved.
Upon the fall of the Right from power in 1876 he joined the opposition, and, with characteristic vivacity, protracted during two months the debate on Baccelli's University Reform Bill, securing, single-handed, its rejection.
In 1 404 their attempt to capture Pisa single-handed Attempts to acquire failed, and Gabriele Maria placed himself under the Pisa protection of the French king.
The French king, who knew that his fleet was not as yet capable of meeting the Dutch single-handed, was content to withdraw his ships from the North Sea and the ocean.Advertisement
But since the death of Witowt (1430) the military efficiency of Lithuania had sensibly declined; single-handed she was no longer a match for her ancient rival.
Three years after his defeat at Beresteczko, Chmielnicki, finding himself unable to cope with the Poles single-handed, very reluctantly transferred his allegiance to the tsar, and the same year the tsar's armies invaded Poland, still bleeding from the all but mortal wounds inflicted on her by the Cossacks.
Turkey was too formidable to be fought single-handed, and it was therefore determined to send a grand embassy to the principal western powers to solicit their co-operation against the Porte.
The response was so prompt that he was able to conduct affairs practically single-handed until 1865, when a legislature more favourable to his policies assembled.
The British army was not ready to act in the hot season, and, despite the single-handed exertions of Lieutenant (afterwards Sir Herbert) Edwardes, this outbreak of fanaticism led to a general rising.Advertisement
But the more substantial returns cannot always be expected with the sedentary employments and single-handed effort inseparable from the regime of cellular imprisonment.
Seven years of constant and severe toil (1866-73) were given to the Oxford Icelandic-English Dictionary, incomparably the best guide to classic Icelandic, and a monumental example of single-handed work.
A long series of expeditions was undertaken by the British fleet during the reign of Charles II., sometimes single-handed, sometimes in combination with the Dutch.
The retractable bowsprit and easily raised or lowered mast make the 24 ' economical to berth and suitable for single-handed sailing.
Owing to the temporary debility of all the adult warriors of Ulster, the seventeen-year-old CuChulain undertakes to oppose Medb's host single-handed.Advertisement
Later he rushed a field gun single handed and knocked out three of the detachment.
Midas touch clinched the landmark victory single-handed.
Mine is the product of forty years ' work, virtually single-handed.
In March 1999, he suceeded almost single-handed in making the Czech Republic a member of the NATO alliance.
I am planning a trip round the UK, mostly single-handed.Advertisement
He then rushed, again single-handed, an enemy bombing post.
He's succeeded in pushing, single-handed, his 19 ton articulated truck for a distance of 80ft.
I was sailing single handed through the Outer Isles, then floating weightless somewhere between Andromeda and Alpha Centuri.
Under the government of Rivadavia the people of Buenos Aires became involved, practically single-handed, in a war with Brazil in defence of the Banda Oriental, which had been seized by the imperial forces (see Uruguay).