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single:

Unmarried. See also: single-O .

Quotes:

(1) Cleo (Mae West) and a cowboy in Goin' to Town (1935):
-- Cowboy: ' What's the excuse for a gal like you to be running around single? '
-- Cleo Borden: ' I was born that-way .'

(2) Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) toJane (Priscilla Presley) in Naked Gun 2 . The Smell of Fear (1991): ' I'm single! I love being single! I haven't had so much sex since I was a boy scout leader .'


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Quotes Containing single:
Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) toJane (Priscilla Presley) in Naked Gun 2 . The Smell of Fear (1991): 'I'm single! I love being single! I haven't had so much sex since I was a boy scout leader.'
Cleo (Mae West) and a cowboy in Goin' to Town (1935): - Cowboy: 'What's the excuse for a gal like you to be running around single?' - Cleo Borden: 'I was born that-way .'
Bob Weston (Tony Curtis) to psychologist Helen Gurley Brown (Natalie Wood) in Sex and the Single Girl (1964): ''She''d hit the ceiling if she thought you and me were sitting here alone. You know what she''d figure? She''d figure a broad as pretty as you as got to be on-the-make .''
Frank Broderick (Henry Fonda) and Bob Weston (Tony Curtis) Sex and the Single Girl (1964): - Frank: ''What do you call-it when you hate the woman you love?'' - Bob: ''A wife .''
Cleo Borden (Mae West) and a Cowboy in Goin'' to Town (1935): - Cowboy: ''What''s the excuse for a gal like you to be running around single?'' - Cleo Borden: ''I was born that-way .''
Don Juan (Johnny Depp) describes his love for Dona Ana (Geraldine Paililas) in Don-Juan DeMarco (1994): ''There are those who do not believe that a single soul born in heaven can split into twin spirits and shoot like falling stars to earth where over oceans and continents their magnetic forces will finally unite them back into one. But how else to explain love at first sight?''
Frank Broderick (Henry Fonda) and Bob Weston (Tony Curtis) in Sex and the Single Girl (1964): - Frank: 'What do you call-it when you hate the woman you love?' - Bob: 'A wife .'
Rebecca Trager Lott (Elizabeth Perkins), Alberta Russell (Kathleen Turner), Sylvie Morrow (Whoopi Goldberg), Alberta and Rebecca again in Moonlight and Valentino (1995): - Rebecca: 'I just realized that we have all kinds of womanhood here right now. We have a single-woman , a married-woman , a divorced woman and of course the ever present widow.' - Alberta: 'These are just words that describe your marital status, not womanhood . I don't think you ought to describe yourself in that-way , Rebecca.' - Sylvie: 'Why not?' - Alberta: 'Because it implies that we change ourselves around men. I mean, we are who we are irrespective of the company we keep.' - Rebecca: 'Hmm, hmm, which is why ever since some painter screamed for his idot dog with his stupid name we have been unable to utter one intelligent word.'
Charles Panati. Sexy Origins and Intimate Things (1998): ''Thanks to photography and film, Americans have created and worshiped more femme icons than all previous centuries combined. Each of our decades has produced several new images. For the most part, men dreamed up these images and named them, and women have worked hard to copy their shapes and costumes. If there is a single attribute that most of these modern images possess, its "sex-appeal " - a relatively new and daring term in English. American men have categorized their women by sexual types and nicknamed them with suggestively playful tags. In centuries past, where a virtue-vice dichotomy prevailed, women came in only two types: good or bad , whores or madonnas, mothers or mistresses. ''
Charles Panati. Sexy Origins and Intimate Things (1998): ''Thanks to photography and film, Americans have created and worshiped more femme icons than all previous centuries combined. Each of our decades has produced several new images. For the most part, men dreamed up these images and named them, and women have worked hard to copy their shapes and costumes. If there is a single attribute that most of these modern images possess, its "sex-appeal " - a relatively new and daring term in English. American men have categorized their women by sexual types and nicknamed them with suggestively playful tags. In centuries past, where a virtue-vice dichotomy prevailed, women came in only two types: good or bad , whores or madonnas, mothers or mistresses. ''
Charles Panati. Sexy Origins and Intimate Things (1998): ''Thanks to photography and film, Americans have created and worshiped more femme icons than all previous centuries combined. Each of our decades has produced several new images. For the most part, men dreamed up these images and named them, and women have worked hard to copy their shapes and costumes. If there is a single attribute that most of these modern images possess, its "sex-appeal " - a relatively new and daring term in English. American men have categorized their women by sexual types and nicknamed them with suggestively playful tags. In centuries past, where a virtue-vice dichotomy prevailed, women came in only two types: good or bad , whores or madonnas, mothers or mistresses. ''


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