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Definitions


[ˈəʊnli], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- and no one or nothing more besides; solely
(e.g: there are only a limited number of tickets available)

- no longer ago than
(e.g: genes that were discovered only last year)

- with the negative or unfortunate result that
(e.g: she turned into the car park, only to find her way blocked)


Phrases:
- only just
- only too —

Origin:
Old English ānlic (adjective) (see one, -ly)


[ˈəʊnli], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- alone of its or their kind; single or solitary
(e.g: the only medal we had ever won)


Phrases:
- only just
- only too —

Origin:


[ˈəʊnli], (Conjunction)

Definitions:
- except that; but
(e.g: he is still a young man, only he seems older because of his careworn expression)


Phrases:
- only just
- only too —

Origin:




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