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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Only  \On"ly\,  adv  [See  {Only},  a.] 
  1.  In  one  manner  or  degree;  for  one  purpose  alone;  simply; 
  merely;  barely. 
 
  And  to  be  loved  himself,  needs  only  to  be  known 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  So  and  no  otherwise;  no  other  than  exclusively;  solely; 
  wholly.  ``She  being  only  wicked.''  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  Every  imagination  .  .  .  of  his  heart  was  only  evil. 
  --Gen.  vi  5. 
 
  3.  Singly;  without  more  as  only-begotten. 
 
  4.  Above  all  others  particularly.  [Obs.] 
 
  His  most  only  elected  mistress.  --Marston. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Only  \On"ly\,  a.  [OE.  only,  anly,  onlich  AS  [=a]nlic,  i.e., 
  onelike  See  {One},  {and  Like},  a.] 
  1.  One  alone;  single;  as  the  only  man  present;  his  only 
  occupation. 
 
  2.  Alone  in  its  class;  by  itself  not  associated  with  others 
  of  the  same  class  or  kind  as  an  only  child. 
 
  3.  Hence  figuratively:  Alone,  by  reason  of  superiority; 
  pre["e]minent;  chief.  ``Motley's  the  only  wear.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Only  \On"ly\,  conj. 
  Save  or  except  (that);  --  an  adversative  used  elliptically 
  with  or  without  that  and  properly  introducing  a  single  fact 
  or  consideration. 
 
  He  might  have  seemed  some  secretary  or  clerk  .  .  .  only 
  that  his  low  flat,  unadorned  cap  .  .  .  indicated  that 
  he  belonged  to  the  city.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  only 
  adj  1:  being  the  only  one  single  and  isolated  from  others  "the 
  lone  doctor  in  the  entire  county";  "a  lonesome  pine"; 
  "an  only  child";  "the  sole  heir";  "the  sole  example"; 
  "a  solitary  instance  of  cowardice";  "a  solitary  speck 
  in  the  sky"  [syn:  {lone(a)},  {lonesome(a)},  {only(a)}, 
  {sole(a)},  {solitary(a)}] 
  2:  exclusive  of  anyone  or  anything  else;  "she  alone  believed 
  him";  "cannot  live  by  bread  alone";  "I'll  have  this  car 
  and  this  car  only"  [syn:  {alone(p)}] 
  adv  1:  and  nothing  more  "I  was  merely  asking";  "it  is  simply  a 
  matter  of  time";  "just  a  scratch";  "he  was  only  a 
  child";  "hopes  that  last  but  a  moment"  [syn:  {merely}, 
  {simply},  {just},  {but}] 
  2:  without  any  others  being  included  or  involved;  "was  entirely 
  to  blame";  "a  school  devoted  entirely  to  the  needs  of 
  problem  children";  "he  works  for  Mr  Smith  exclusively"; 
  "did  it  solely  for  money";  "the  burden  of  proof  rests  on 
  the  prosecution  alone";  "a  privilege  granted  only  to  him" 
  [syn:  {entirely},  {exclusively},  {solely},  {alone}] 
  3:  with  nevertheless  the  final  result;  "He  arrived  only  to  find 
  his  wife  dead";  "We  won  only  to  lose  again  in  the  next 
  round" 
  4:  in  the  final  outcome;  "These  news  will  only  make  you  more 
  upset" 
  5:  except  that  "It  was  the  same  story;  only  this  time  she  came 
  out  better" 
  6:  never  except  when  "call  me  only  if  your  cold  gets  worse" 
  [syn:  {only  if},  {only  when}] 
  7:  as  recently  as  "I  spoke  to  him  only  an  hour  ago" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Only,  TN 
  Zip  code(s):  37140 




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