Definition for only

adverb as in barely; exclusively

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Example Sentences

Her striking new, vinyl-only single once again confirms St. Vincent's idiosyncratic talent.

One winter night, Posho Wembore sneaked into the exclusive whites-only club of the Hotel Pourquoi Pas?

The monogamous or safe-only gay man is a far safer bet than the unprotected hetero swinger.

It was just what Berners-Lee had envisioned, a Web that was read-write rather than read-only.

His supporters hosted a men-only fundraiser with this admonition on the invitation: “Tell the misses not to wait up.”

In Captain Joseph Pelham's mind there was only-one answer to this question,—that the lad should come to him.

In the first place the boys all spoke to him in that specially offensive you're-only-a-little-kid sort of way.

He called Murgatroyd, placed him before the communicator, and set it at voice-only transmission.

If I had only had a pistol I would have shot him, but boy scouts don't carry pistols-only in crazy story books.

She'd be hopeless in a sick-room; and this is a real keep-your-distance, Sundays-only sick-room, ain't it, Sarah Gamp?


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On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to only, such as: alone, apart, by oneself, exclusive, individual, and isolated.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.