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Adverb: only  own-lee
  1. And nothing more
    "he was only a child";
    - merely, simply, just, but
  2. Without any others being included or involved
    "a privilege granted only to him";
    - entirely, exclusively, solely, alone, purely
  3. With nevertheless the final result
    "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round"
  4. In the final outcome
    "The news will only make you more upset"
  5. Except that
    "It was the same story; only this time she came out better"
  6. Never except when
    "call me only if your cold gets worse";
    - only if, only when
  7. As recently as
    "I spoke to him only an hour ago"
Adjective: only  own-lee
  1. Being the only one; single and isolated from others
    "an only child";
    - lone, lonesome, sole, solitary
  2. Exclusive of anyone or anything else
    "I'll have this car and this car only";
    - alone

See also: exclusive, single

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