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only

  

      adj   prenominal  
1    the. being single or very few in number  
the only men left in town were too old to bear arms     
2    (of a child) having no siblings  
3    unique by virtue of being superior to anything else; peerless  
4    one and only  
a    adj   incomparable; unique  
b    as n   the object of all one's love  
you are my one and only     
      adv  
5    without anyone or anything else being included; alone  
you have one choice only, only a genius can do that     
6    merely or just  
it's only Henry     
7    no more or no greater than  
we met only an hour ago     
8      (Irish)   (intensifier)  
she was only marvellous, it was only dreadful     
9    used in conditional clauses introduced by if to emphasize the impossibility of the condition ever being fulfilled  
if I had only known, this would never have happened     
10    not earlier than; not...until  
I only found out yesterday     
11    if only or if...only          an expression used to introduce a wish, esp. one felt to be unrealizable  
12    only if   never...except when  
13    only too  
a    (intensifier)  
he was only too pleased to help     
b    most regrettably (esp. in the phrase only too true)  
      sentence connector  
14    but; however: used to introduce an exception or condition  
play outside: only don't go into the street     
     (Old English anlic, from an one + -lic -ly2)  
In informal English, only is often used as a sentence connector: I would have phoned you, only I didn't know your number. This use should be avoided in formal writing: I would have phoned you if I'd known your number. In formal speech and writing, only is placed directly before the word or words that it modifies: she could interview only three applicants in the morning. In all but the most formal contexts, however, it is generally regarded as acceptable to put only before the verb: she could only interview three applicants in the morning. Care must be taken not to create ambiguity, esp. in written English, in which intonation will not, as it does in speech, help to show to which item in the sentence only applies. A sentence such as she only drinks tea in the afternoon is capable of two interpretations and is therefore better rephrased either as she drinks only tea in the afternoon (i.e. no other drink) or she drinks tea only in the afternoon (i.e. at no other time)  
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only

  
1   
      adv   at most, barely, exclusively, just, merely, purely, simply  
2   
      adj   exclusive, individual, lone, one and only, single, sole, solitary, unique  

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exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
v.
suddenly feel surprised,upset,angry,or confused
[US] I remember the first time I went onstage, I freaked out completely.
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
v.
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
exp.
If there is very little or no possibility of that happening . . . Will Susan make you laugh? Fat chance.
exp.
Unique user’s identity on internet is simply is user life in cyberspace while if user leave no record or trace of his virtual life is virtual death.
[Tech.]
n.
verification conducted by police to find out if a person has a criminal record or not.
Usually requested by an individual for new employment, citizenship applications, name changes, etc.
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
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n.
law of evolution, only the fittest survive, the ones that can adapt
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
n.
If you say that you are starving, you mean that you are very hungry.
n.
underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
made with Jail and Bait
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
n.
a potential benefit or disadvantage
adj.
without nationality or nations
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n.
very imposing or impressive
[Bus.];
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
n.
any distracting or deceptive maneuver
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"

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