Textual thesaurus for "only"

(adj) alone

exclusive of anyone or anything else

she alone believed him; cannot live by bread alone; I'll have this car and this car only

(adj) sole, solitary, lone, lonesome

being the only one; single and isolated from others

the lone doctor in the entire county; a lonesome pine; an only child; the sole heir; the sole example; a solitary instance of cowardice; a solitary speck in the sky

(adv) just, merely, but, simply

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) solely, alone, entirely, exclusively

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) only if, only when

never except when

call me only if your cold gets worse