Definitions and meanings of "Only"

What do we mean by Only?

Alone in kind or class; sole. adjective

Having no siblings. adjective

Most suitable of all; superior or excellent. adjective

Without anyone or anything else; alone. adverb

At the very least. adverb

And nothing else or more; merely; just. adverb

Exclusively; solely. adverb

In the last analysis or final outcome; inevitably. adverb

With the negative or unfortunate result. adverb

As recently as. adverb

In the immediate past. adverb

Were it not that; except that. conjunction

With the restriction that; but. conjunction

However; and yet. conjunction

Single as regards number, or as regards class or kind; one and no more or other; single; sole: as, he was the only person present; the only answer possible; an only son; my only friend; the only assignable reason.

An only child.

The word "only" in example sentences

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The modern transcendentalist does only what the surface man does -- he looks to see and brings one hundred percent of his vision to bear upon his desire, while the surface man has less than ten percent of himself in action and that _only_ on one plane. Freedom Talks No. II

In this instance, on the first occasion the continuous observation of the same "field" for five days failed to disclose to us any other method of increase but this multiple-fission, and it was only the intense suggestiveness of past experience that kept us still alert and prevented us from inferring that it was the _only_ method. Scientific American Supplement, No. 470, January 3, 1885

Not only are the priests of Rome deprived by the devil of the _only_ remedy which God has given to help them to stand up, but they have, in the confessional, the greatest facility which can possibly be imagined for satisfying all the bad propensities of fallen human nature. The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional

The DOE would provide funds, starting at $10M only for companies affiliated to large automakers and * only* for hybrid vehicles. Tesla Wants A Piece Of The Hypothetical Auto Bailout Fund

No such inclination came upon me when my only beverage was water, or water plus a cup of coffee for breakfast _only_ (no afternoon tea). Study and Stimulants; Or, the Use of Intoxicants and Narcotics in Relation to Intellectual Life

And the proposition that not only every planet is bright apparently extends a categorical proposition, via the elements indicated with ˜not™ and ˜only™. Logical Form

The only problem I have now is that I have a bit, and *only* a bit and not a useful enough amount, of an auditory chameleonic trait, and so listening to ten hours of Lenny Henry now means I catch myself today occasionally slipping into a faux-Caribbean accent. mammothbooks, acoustic Aphex Twin, vampire v. werewolf, Anansiaudio

And, "added Kerns softly," no New Yorker in his right mind can go galloping through these five boroughs very long before he's roped, tied, and marked by the 'only girl in the world' -- the _only_ girl -- if you don't care to turn around and look at another million girls precisely like her. The Tracer of Lost Persons

But only now was he able to generate enough pressure to get his order implemented but only~ up to a point. WILD SWANS THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA

The discerning will read, in his Plato or Shakespeare, only that least part, —only the authentic utterances of the oracle; all the rest he rejects, were it never so many times Plato’s and Shakespeare’s. I. Essays. The American Scholar. An Oration Delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at Cambridge, August 31, 1837

Martha only barely concealed her disgust when she said “this is the _only_ cookbook of mine that you have?” Regretsy – April Fool

The difficulty here asserted applies, however, only to pure Darwinism, which makes use _only_ of indirect modifications through the survival of the fittest. On the Genesis of Species

There is occasional motion picture footage (a couple uninteresting complete shots of some airport arrival or departure which would be shown for only two seconds in a judiciously edited documentary.), and the * only* music one hears is about 30 seconds of "Around and Around" in front of that froofy curtain (is this PD stuff YET?). FAQ: Welcome to the Rolling Stones' Mailing list FAQ list Version 1.08

I will only say, that through it all -- when put at slave work -- when bound to the whipping stake -- when she stood on the auction block for two long hours -- she was sustained _only_ by trust in _you_. The Continental Monthly, Vol III, Issue VI, June, 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

This warfare, this danger of backsliding, ends only with the life, when, and when _only_, he will be perfect, for he shall be like his Saviour. Louis' School Days A Story for Boys

An e-mail sent to Hilderbran from DPS states that “only computer forensics officials must be licensed under the Private Security Act” and that those who only retrieve information from computer databases and pass it on to another person are not subject to the new law. Texas Law Probably Does Not Require PI License To Fix Spyware-Infested Computers - The Consumerist

_Not only dogs_ (not _dogs not only_) bark but wolves also. Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition

The error you made is that only five percent of those have race as the *only* requirement. Althouse coffeehouse.

The DOE would provide funds, starting at $10M only for companies affiliated to large automakers and * only* for hybrid vehicles. Tesla Wants A Piece Of The Hypothetical Auto Bailout Fund

This circumstance I am persuaded needs only to be mentioned to your Excellency to obtain that redress which is in your power _only_ to afford, and which humanity so strongly prompts. American Prisoners of the Revolution

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