not unless

idiom

: only if
"Will I have to pay?" "Not unless you want to."

Examples of not unless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No, Donald Trump's lawyer argued in federal appeals court Tuesday, not unless they were impeached and convicted in a Senate trial first. Spencer Elliott, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2024 The audiobook vertical has still not quite found its footing and may not unless Spotify gets the upper hand over Apple and its App Store policies. Ariel Shapiro, The Verge, 6 Feb. 2024 This was no one-off adventure, not unless there is some speedy healing for first-string incumbent Mac Jones or his usual backup, veteran Brian Hoyer. Tara Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Oct. 2022 Private plans also cap out-of-pocket expenses at $8,300 for 2023 coverage while traditional Medicare does not unless a person purchases supplemental coverage. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 8 Nov. 2022 And yet, the shift toward cleaner sources of energy still isn’t happening fast enough to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, the agency said, not unless governments take much stronger action to reduce their planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions over the next few years. Brad Plumer, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2022 And not unless Jimmy Butler would sign off on playing up positionally, in a smaller-ball approach. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 17 June 2022 There’s no good argument for trying to pull off both duty and self-indulgence, not unless your plan is to maximize pain while failing to accomplish either of your goals. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2022 Also, an iPhone and/or Mac user would not be able to access the same online account from Android and Windows, at least not unless Apple, Google, and Microsoft develop common interoperability standards. Chris Smith, BGR, 12 June 2021

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“Not unless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20unless. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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