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[adv] 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"
[adv] 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"
[adv] with nevertheless the final result; "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round"
[adv] in the final outcome; "These news will only make you more upset"
[adv] as recently as; "I spoke to him only an hour ago"
[adv] except that; "It was the same story; only this time she came out better"
[adv] never except when; "call me only if your cold gets worse"
[adj] exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only"

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