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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

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. - Maya Angelou
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
Maya Angelou

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. - Aldous Huxley
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Aldous Huxley

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. - Mother Teresa
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa
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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
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