only wish/want/hope

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Definition of only wish/want/hope

used to stress that someone's wishing/wanting/hoping something is the simple truthHe only wished she'd told him sooner.I only wish I knew what was going on.He only wanted to help.I only hope she can get over this.

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“Only wish/want/hope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/only%20wish%2Fwant%2Fhope. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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