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 Meanings and Examples of ONLY
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only
 ad.  being a single one or very few of something
 ad.  as recently as
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  In Britain only could he further the execution of his plan.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
2  Thus situated, my only resource was to drive before the wind.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
3  I remained for several years their only child.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
4  The only crazy I was was when I married him.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
5  Not only that but you're rude.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  It was in nineteen-nineteen, I only stayed five months.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
7  "It's only half past nine," she said.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
8  He spoke as if Daisy's reaction was the only thing that mattered.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
9  But they were uttered only within his imagination.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
10  It was only the darkened house that could contain her.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
11  They are not to be solved, or only in one way.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
12  I shall keep it only till you can claim it.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
13  Your ideas are only more noble than mine.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
14  When she again lived, it was only to weep and sigh.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
15  They quitted it only with the removal of the tea-things.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  She could only pay half the amount.
17  The comment only slammed but had no analysis at all.
18  Man is the only animal that has the faculty of speech.
19  His only answer was a grunt.
20  You only need to apply light pressure.
21  He escaped with only a broken arm.
22  They naively assume things can only get better.
23  I can only assume that it was a mistake.
24  The only access to the village is by boat.
25  The only access to the city is across the bridge.
26  The only access to the farmhouse is across the fields.
27  The only road access is a tortuous mountain route.
28  A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
29  He was the only lawyer who would touch the case.
30  The fabric is only available in a narrow width.