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On´ly
a.1.One alone; single; as, the only man present; his only occupation.
2.Alone in its class; by itself; not associated with others of the same class or kind; as, an only child.
3.Alone, by reason of superiority; preëminent; chief.
adv.1.In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely.
2.So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly.
Every imagination . . . of his heart was only evil.
- Gen. vi. 5.
3.Singly; without more; as, only-begotten.
4.Above all others; particularly.
His most only elected mistress.
- Marston.
conj.1.Save or except (that); - an adversative used elliptically with or without that, and properly introducing a single fact or consideration.
Adj.1.only - being the only one; single and isolated from others; "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky"
Synonyms: lonesome, sole, lone, solitary
2.only - exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only"
Synonyms: alone
Adv.1.only - and nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
Synonyms: but, just, merely, simply
2.only - without any others being included or involved; "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him"
3.only - with nevertheless the final result; "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round"
4.only - in the final outcome; "These news will only make you more upset"
5.only - except that; "It was the same story; only this time she came out better"
6.only - never except when; "call me only if your cold gets worse"
Synonyms: only if, only when
7.only - as recently as; "I spoke to him only an hour ago"
absolute, after a fashion, alone, appreciably, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, azygous, barely, celibate, companionless, comparatively, contrariwise, detectably, entirely, exclusive, exclusively, fairly, first and last, however, impair, in a manner, in a way, in part, in some measure, incomparable, incompletely, inimitable, integrally, irreducibly, just, leastwise, matchless, mildly, moderately, modestly, not comprehensively, not exhaustively, odd, on the contrary, one, one and only, only-begotten, part, partially, particular, partly, peerless, plainly, pro tanto, purely, relatively, separate, simply, simply and solely, singly, singular, so far, solely, solo, somewhat, thus far, to a degree, to some degree, tolerably, totally, transcendent, unaccompanied, unanalyzably, unattended, undividedly, unequaled, unexampled, unique, unmatched, unpaired, unparagoned, unparalleled, unrepeatable, unrepeated, unrivaled, visibly, wholly, yet
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