Definition of only wish/want/hope
- He 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.
: unquestionably the best : peerless
: alone in a class or category : sole
: having no brother or sister
: as a single fact or instance and nothing more or different : merely
: solely, exclusively
: at the very least
: with the restriction that : but
: and yet : however
: were it not that : except
: to have a desire for (something, such as something unattainable)
: to give expression to as a wish : bid
: to give form to (a wish)
: an act or instance of wishing or desire : want
: an object of desire : goal
: an expressed will or desire : mandate
: to be needy or destitute
: to have or feel need
: to be necessary or needed
: deficiency, lack
: grave and extreme poverty that deprives one of the necessities of life
: something wanted : need, desire
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