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OVERVIEW OF ADJECTIVE ONLY

1) lone, lonesome, only, sole, solitary: 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

2) alone, 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”

OVERVIEW OF ADVERB ONLY

1) merely, simply, just, only, but: 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) entirely, exclusively, solely, alone, 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, only if, only when: never except when; “call me only if your cold gets worse

7) only: as recently as; “I spoke to him only an hour ago

adj only has 2 sense(s)


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