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Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 9
1. One alone; single; as, the only man present; his only occupation.
3. Hence, figuratively: Alone, by reason of superiority; preeminent; chief.
5. So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly.
6. Singly; without more; as, only- begotten.
7. Above all others; particularly.
Part of Speech: conjunction
Part of Speech: preposition
1. Except.
Examples of usage:
  • To- day you are my only child. - "The Hated Son", Honore de Balzac.
  • And not only he. - "The Way of the Gods", John Luther Long.
  • If she only were beautiful! - "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.
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