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Misfortunes never come singly.

Prov. Bad things tend to happen in groups. I already told you that my wife lost her job. Well, misfortunes never come singly; our house was robbed last night.
See also: come, never
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During the reporting period, women parliamentarians sponsored nearly half of the resolutions tabled in the assembly - 44 of total 88 - either singly or jointly with their male and female colleagues.
In both the singly and doubly crosslinked spaces, stem cells increasingly differentiated according to the media composition as the space size increased.
606), but the tanager fledged more of its young, on average, than the gnatcatcher or vireo from both singly (H= 19.
Finally, plant them singly in 25cm pots of compost or growing bags and water in.
Adjusting for past smoking, body mass index, education level, frequency of eating meat, and calendar year (as PM levels declined over the study period), the researchers conducted statistical analyses to determine whether fatal CHD was associated with long-term exposure to the pollutants, either singly or in combinations of single gases and PM.
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Salinger covers nearly all the colonies, singly or in groups, in each chapter to show that regional differences were slight.
Given that males come from unfertilized eggs, a worker of a singly mated queen would on average share more genes with a nephew--the son of one of her sisters--than with a brother.
While we are not singly overseeing the deconstruction, we are coordinating with other agencies to see that it is done in a safe manner," Mary Mears told Real Estate Weekly.
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Designed to play singly or in combination, all five videos were on this occasion shown on individual monitors of varying sizes, mounted on pedestals and flanked by pairs of small floor-bound speakers, which were arranged around the three walls of Peer's modest storefront gallery.
The gray iron castings may be used singly or in multiple groupings.
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The compilation includes data for the neutral and singly ionized atoms of all elements hydrogen through einsteinium (1 through 99).