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only British & World English

And no one or nothing more besides; solely

only English Thesaurus

there was only enough for two

have eyes for British & World English

Be (exclusively) interested in or attracted to

time will tell British & World English

The truth or correctness of something will (only) be established at some time in the future

if only British & World English

Even if for no other reason than

eyes-only British & World English

Intended to be seen or read only by the person addressed; confidential, secret

only just British & World English

By a very small margin; almost not

read-only British & World English

(Of memory, data, or a file) able to be accessed but not modified

only too —— British & World English

Used to emphasize that something is the case to an extreme or regrettable extent

only-begotten British & World English

Used to denote an only child

in name only British & World English

By description but not in reality

one and only British & World English

Unique; single (used for emphasis or as a designation of a celebrity)

only so much British & World English

A limited amount

if and only if British & World English

Used to introduce a condition which is necessary as well as sufficient

read-only memory British & World English

Memory read at high speed but not capable of being changed by program instructions

just British & World English

Barely; by a little

beauty is only skin-deep British & World English

A pleasing appearance is not a guide to character

the only game in town British & World English

The only thing worth concerning oneself with

if only in if British & World English

Even if for no other reason than

have only oneself to blame British & World English

Be solely responsible for a bad or unwelcome state of affairs

second1 British & World English

Subordinate or inferior in position, rank, or importance

only just in only British & World English

By a very small margin; almost not

it is only a matter of time British & World English

There will not be long to wait

not the only pebble on the beach British & World English

(Especially of a former lover) not unique or irreplaceable

there is only one thing for it British & World English

There is only one possible course of action

not British & World English

Used in some constructions with other verbs

in name only in name British & World English

By description but not in reality

one and only in one British & World English

Unique; single (used for emphasis or as a designation of a celebrity)

if and only if in if British & World English

Used to introduce a condition which is necessary as well as sufficient

be a question of time British & World English

Be certain to happen sooner or later


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