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When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Edmund Burke

Meaning of "one by one" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ONE BY ONE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ONE BY ONE

one
one and all
one and only
one another
one false move and
one fell swoop
one foot in the grave
one for his nob
one for the road
one o´clock
one of these days
one on one
one or two
one size fits all
One Thousand Guineas
one to one
one way and another
one with another
one-act play
one-acter

WORDS THAT END LIKE ONE BY ONE

a good one
at one
be made one
blighty one
day one
every one
for the life of one
fourpenny one
have it in one
hole in one
in one
loved one
no one
number one
off on one
old one
one on one
pull a fast one
the old one
the one

Synonyms and antonyms of one by one in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «one by one» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ONE BY ONE

Find out the translation of one by one to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of one by one from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «one by one» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

逐个
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

uno por uno
570 millions of speakers

English

one by one
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक के बाद एक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

واحدا تلو الآخر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

по одному
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um por um
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটার পর একটা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un à un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

satu demi satu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einer nach dem anderen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

一つずつ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하나씩
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

siji siji
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

từng người một
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒன்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक एक करून
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birer birer
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uno a uno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pojedynczo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

по одному
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

unul câte unul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα προς ένα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

een vir een
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en av en
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

én etter én
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of one by one

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ONE BY ONE»

The term «one by one» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.491 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ONE BY ONE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about one by one

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10 QUOTES WITH «ONE BY ONE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word one by one.
1
Anna Letitia Barbauld
When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from friend is snatched forlorn; when man is left alone to mourn, oh! then how sweet it is to die!
2
Andrew J. Bernstein
It's time we learned the truth about stress. It's time we identified the thoughts that actually create our stress and learned to dismantle them one by one.
3
Craig Brown
It is hard being a football loather, a football unfan. I sometimes feel as lonely as the sole survivor in the last reel of a Zombie film, as, one by one, old friends reveal themselves, with their glassy stares and outstretched arms, to have succumbed to the lure.
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Edmund Burke
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
5
Camille Claudel
Don't fear anything for your letters, they are burnt one by one and I hope you do the same with mine.
6
Jennifer Coolidge
When it's going well, stand-up is the best thing in the world, but when it's not, it feels like all your toes are being pulled off one by one.
7
Martin Van Creveld
The enemy resembles us. Therefore, he needs to be approached not as an assembly of 'targets' to be destroyed one by one; but as a living, intelligent entity capable of acting and reacting.
8
Glen Duncan
I, made in England, felt excluded, miffed, resistant to the idea of even visiting India, a position of increasing absurdity as, one by one, backpacking friends returned from the place with the standard anecdotal combo of nirvanic epiphany and toilet horror.
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Edward Fitzgerald
The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop, The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one.
10
Robert Frost
If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ONE BY ONE»

Discover the use of one by one in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to one by one and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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One by One in the Darkness
One by One in the Darkness is an account of a week in the lives of three sisters shortly before the start of the IRA ceasefire in 1994, undercut with the story of their childhood in Northern Ireland of the 1960s and 1970s.
Deirdre Madden, 2009
2
One By One By One
One, by One, by One is a masterwork—a stark and haunting exploration of how people rationalize history, how rationalization gives birth to lies, how the victims are blamed, and history's horrors are forgotten.
Judith Miller, 2012
3
Watch Them Die
An inconsistent series of murders in Seattle proves particularly challenging and points to a killer who obsessively stalks single women, believing that they have betrayed his love. Original.
Kevin O'Brien, 2008
4
Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the ...
While thirty percent of the county's residents were black, only twelve black persons were on its voting rolls. "United States v. Lynd" was the first trial that resulted in the conviction of a southern registrar for contempt of court.
‎2010
5
One by One
At work on her first case for her father's detective agency, Dani Ross gets in too deep and is kidnapped with 11 others by a sinister man digging through their past. A Dani Ross Mystery.
Gilbert Morris, 2000
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The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 5: Trust No One
When seven members of their family were kidnapped, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, got ready for the fight of their lives.
Linda Sue Park, 2012
7
The ants go marching one by one
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah! hurrah! Follow a colony of ants through an afternoon's worth of adventures set to the familiar tune of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."
‎1999
8
Plato's dialogues one by one: a dialogical interpretation
Plato's Dialogues One by One interprets and contextualizes each of Plato's dialogues.
Victorino Tejera, 1999
9
One by one from the inside out: essays and reviews on race ...
Argues against racial political practices that promote "correctness" rather than directly addressing racial problems, encouraging consideration based upon actual merit
Glenn C. Loury, 1995
10
One by One
The leader of the SGI Nichiren Buddhist movement herein conveys to young people a rare message of optimism about our common future.
Daisaku Ikeda, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ONE BY ONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term one by one is used in the context of the following news items.
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If Junior Seau's Daughter Can't Speak at the Hall of Fame, No One …
One by one, each player who has felt the pain, who has felt the fear, who wakes up dizzy or creaky or has spoken to an old teammate who is no ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
2
Cramer: Not enough leadership for a comeback
After all, when the market leaders are shot down one by one, you can't expect to have a good day. "In this kind of environment, it's hard to make ... «Yahoo7 News, Jul 15»
3
OnePlus One Android M Update Already Available
It seems like the developer is having to work with each application, one by one, and get them all deodex'd with frameworks so that they work ... «AndroidOrigin, Jul 15»
4
The sea turned red: Islanders' brutal slaughter of 250 stranded whales
The water quickly begins to turn red with all the blood as one by one, the whales are ruthlessly slaughtered by the heartless locals. A pod of ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
5
Johnstone: Harper's fiscal plan falling apart
REGINA — One by one, the wheels are falling off the Harper government's plan to ride into the October election with a balanced budget and ... «Regina Leader-Post, Jul 15»
6
Metro's inefficient info displays worsen crowding
In fact, trying to display multiple elevator outages on the PIDs, where there's only enough room to scroll through them one by one, is a ... «Greater Greater Washington, Jul 15»
7
Sir David Amess: Being knighted was one the best days of my life
With the chamber orchestra in the minstrel's gallery, the national anthem struck up and Her Majesty the Queen entered. One by one our names were announced, ... «Southend Standard, Jul 15»
8
This town has resisted Islamic State for 18 months. But food is …
HADITHA, Iraq — One by one, the cities around this Iraqi town have fallen. Fallujah. Ramadi. The walled community of Hit. Islamic State fighters ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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A 'monumental' rescue: Coast Guardsman swims a mile in choppy …
They chopper over to the scene, lower a hoist and a swimmer and one by one, bring up those stranded in the water. But there was nothing ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
10
JURUPA VALLEY: One killed in fire
They were going through the apartments one by one when they realized the victim's apartment was fully ablaze. The firefighters struggled to get ... «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»

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