Definition of 'sole'
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Tuck into lemon sole and brown shrimps in the smart restaurant. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The sole survivor of the family just keeps asking for his parents. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Thus a sole trader or partnership would not be a corporation but limited companies are. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)Whether their disagreement was the sole or main reason for their divorce is unknown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This time he wore illegal shoes and had to change them for ones without orange soles. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She wore simple cloth shoes with rubber soles because she could not afford trainers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The sole aim of a metaphor is to call up a visual image. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)The sole purpose of this was to protect the food chain but there is widespread abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You could sole your shoes with it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This will be true for a sole trader and in the majority of partnerships. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)It is the sole reason why we will not move. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is the one sole comfort in such times. North and South (1855)He claims in a lawsuit that she set up a company to keep sole control of her cash. The Sun (2012)Step up with one foot, placing the entire sole flat on the step. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Thousands of people provide sole 24-hour care for others. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The controversial co-owner insisted the boardroom wars splitting the club will continue unless he takes sole control. The Sun (2008)Stand facing it and step on to it with one foot, keeping the sole flat. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This man was greatly afflicted, covered with boils and sores from the crown of his head to the sole of his foot. Christianity Today (2000)So whether you are a sole trader or head of a home business empire, it makes sense to keep costs to a minimum. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Pop in the oven and cook for 8 min, less if you are using plaice or thin lemon sole fillets. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'sole'
British English: sole ADJECTIVE
The sole thing or person of a particular type is the only one of that type.
Their sole aim is to destabilize the country.
British English: sole NOUN
The sole of your foot or of a shoe or sock is the underneath surface of it.
...shoes with rubber soles.
Definition of sole from the Collins English Dictionary
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