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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 having no equal or rival for excellence or desirability
  • the only way to really appreciate the beauty of the forest is to walk through it

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2 being the one or ones of a class with no other members
  • that is the only possible right answer
  • we were the only passengers on the tour bus

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only

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Synonyms & Antonyms of only (Entry 2 of 3)

1 for nothing other than
  • you're doing that only to annoy me

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2 not long ago
  • we won the election only six days ago

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3 nothing more than
  • I was only fooling when I said I saw a shark in the water

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Synonyms of only (Entry 3 of 3)

if it were not for the fact that
  • that's a very nice idea, only it won't help

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The first known use of only was before the 12th century

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“Only.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/only. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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