Definition for ON-LY

ON-LY, adv.

  1. Singly; merely; barely; in one manner or for one purpose alone. I propose my thoughts only as conjecture. – Burnet. And to be loved himself, needs only to be known. – Dryden.
  2. This and no other wise. Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. – Gen. vi.
  3. Singly; without more; as, only begotten.

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