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Definition of Only

Only

  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; preeminent; chief.
  4. In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely.
  5. So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly.
  6. Singly; without more; as, only-begotten.
  7. Above all others; particularly.
  8. Save or except (that); -- an adversative used elliptically with or without that, and properly introducing a single fact or consideration.

Only Quotations

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. - Epictetus
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Epictetus

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Audrey Hepburn

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. - George Sand
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
George Sand

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
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Only Translations

only in Afrikaans is slegs, enigste, net, alleen
only in Danish is alene, kun
only in Dutch is pas, enkel, alleen, slechts, maar
only in Finnish is yksin, vain
only in German is einzig, nur, nur
only in Italian is singolo, solo, soltanto, unico
only in Latin is modo, tantum, solum, solus
only in Norwegian is alene
only in Swedish is blott, enda, endast, bara