Only
Only On"ly, adv. [See {Only}, a.] 1. In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely. [1913 Webster]

And to be loved himself, needs only to be known. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly. ``She being only wicked.'' --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

Every imagination . . . of his heart was only evil. --Gen. vi. 5. [1913 Webster]

3. Singly; without more; as, only-begotten. [1913 Webster]

4. Above all others; particularly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

His most only elected mistress. --Marston. [1913 Webster]


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