Synonyms for only
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
But ranges from the faintest contrast to absolute negation; as, I am willing to go, but (on the other hand) content to stay; he is not an honest man, but (on the contrary) a villain. The contrast may be with a silent thought; as, but let us go (it being understood that we might stay longer). In restrictive use, except and excepting are slightly more emphatic than but; we say, no injury but a scratch; or, no injury except some painful bruises. Such expressions as "words are but breath" (nothing but) may be referred to the restrictive use by ellipsis. So may the use of but in the sense of unless; as, "it never rains but it pours." To the same head must be referred the conditional use; as, "you may go, but with your father's consent" (i. e., "provided you have," "except that you must have," etc.). "Doubt but" is now less used than the more logical "doubt that." But never becomes a full synonym for and; and adds something like, but adds something different; "brave and tender" implies that tenderness is natural to the brave; "brave but tender" implies that bravery and tenderness are rarely combined. For the concessive use, compare NOTWITHSTANDING.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a), solitary(a)adjective
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"
exclusive of anyone or anything else
"she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only"
merely, simply, just, only, butadverb
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"
entirely, exclusively, solely, alone, onlyadverb
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"
with nevertheless the final result
"He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round"
in the final outcome
"These news will only make you more upset"
"It was the same story; only this time she came out better"
only, only if, only whenadverb
never except when
"call me only if your cold gets worse"
as recently as
"I spoke to him only an hour ago"
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The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be remembered for Archbishop Desmond Tutu optimism, Archbishop Desmond Tutu moral clarity, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu joyful spirit. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was an icon for racial justice and beloved across the world, it was only two years ago that Archbishop Desmond Tutu held our son, Archie, while we were in South Africa --.
Contrary to claims by the New York Times, friends' information, like photos, was only accessible on devices when people made a decision to share their information with those friends.
Entertainment firms and talent agencies will now gird for almost zero concert profits, not only ticket sales but also advertisement revenues are gone for the time being.
All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
Translations for only
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- само, единствен, единственоBulgarian
- només, sols, solament, únic, únicamentCatalan, Valencian
- jen, až, jenom, teprve, jedináček, jenže, pouze, jedině, jedinýCzech
- gerade, geschwisterlos, einzig, einzigartig, Einzelkind, nurGerman
- μοναδικό, μόνο, μοναδική, αλλά, μοναδικός, μόνος, μόνηGreek
- sola, nuraEsperanto
- sólo, apenas, hijo único, solamente, único, únicamenteSpanish
- فقط, تنها, تَنهاPersian
- mutta, edes, ainut, vain, vasta, juuri, ainoa, ainutlaatuinen, jos, ainoastaan, paitsi että, sillä ehdolla, ettäFinnish
- que, unique, seulement, sauf que, seul, mais, ne...que, uniquementFrench
- רק, יָחִידHebrew
- सिर्फ़, हीHindi
- csak, egyetlen, kivéveHungarian
- մինուճար, միայն, միամոր, միակArmenian
- solo, solamente, unicoItalian
- だけ, しか, 唯一Japanese
- 유일한, ...만, 하나밖에 없는Korean
- unicus, sōlumLatin
- vienīgi, tikai, vienīgsLatvian
- sahaja, hanyaMalay
- pas, enig, netDutch
- eneste, bare, einasteNorwegian
- jedyny, tylko, najlepszy, dopieroPolish
- somente, porém, exceto, único, todavia, mas, apenas, melhor, salvo, que, filhoPortuguese
- singur, unic, numaiRomanian
- только вот, лишь, единственный, только, единый, но, за исключением того, что, однако, всегоRussian
- само, sámoSerbo-Croatian
- bara, endast, endaSwedish
- ఏకైక, ఒకే, ఒక్కగానొక్కTelugu
- sadece, yalnızca, bir tek, tekTurkish
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