Definition - only

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  1. 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"
  2. with nevertheless the final result; "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round"
  3. in the final outcome; "These news will only make you more upset"
  4. as recently as; "I spoke to him only an hour ago"
  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"
  7. exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only"
  8. being the only one; single and isolated from others; "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole he

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