I wish that. For example, If only I had known you were coming I would have met your plane, or If only it would snow on Christmas Eve. [c. a.d. 1000] For a synonym, see would that.
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if, if anything, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again, if it ain't broke don't fix it, if music be the food of love, play on, if only, if the mountain will not come to muhammad, then muhammad will go to the mountain, if the mountain won't come to muhammad, muhammad must go to the mountain, if the shoe fits, wear it, if wishes were horses, if wishes were horses, then beggars would ride
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