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only adj 1 without any others of the same type. 2 said of someone: having no brothers or sisters. 3 colloq best Flying is the only way to travel. adverb 1 not more than; just. 2 alone; solely. 3 not longer ago than; not until only a minute ago. 4 merely; with no other result than I arrived only to find he had already left. conj 1 but; however Come if you want to, only don't complain if you're bored. 2 if it were not for the fact that I'd come too, only I know I'd slow you down. if only I wish If only you could be on time for once. only too very; extremely only too ready to help.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon anlic.
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