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Dictionary definition for: Only

1. (r) 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"

2. (s) exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him" "cannot live by bread alone" "I''ll have this car and this car only"

3. (r) 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

4. (r) with nevertheless the final result; "He arrived only to find his wife dead" "We won only to lose again in the next round"

5. (r) in the final outcome; "These news will only make you more upset"

6. (r) except that; "It was the same story; only this time she came out better"

7. (r) never except when; "call me only if your cold gets worse"

8. (r) as recently as; "I spoke to him only an hour ago"

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