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only adverb
1. with nevertheless the final result
  • "He arrived only to find his wife dead"
  • "We won only to lose again in the next round"
2. in the final outcome
  • "These news will only make you more upset"
3. except that
  • "It was the same story
  • only this time she came out better"
4. never except when
Related: only_if, only_when
  • "call me only if your cold gets worse"
5. as recently as
  • "I spoke to him only an hour ago"
merely adverb
1. and nothing more
Related: simply, just, only, but
  • "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"
entirely adverb
1. without any others being included or involved
Related: exclusively, solely, alone, only
  • "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"
lone(a) adjective
1. being the only one; single and isolated from others
Related: lonesome, only, sole, solitary
  • "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"
alone(p) adjective
1. exclusive of anyone or anything else
Related: only
  • "she alone believed him"
  • "cannot live by bread alone"
  • "I'll have this car and this car only"
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