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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Her striking new, vinyl-only single once again confirms St. Vincent's idiosyncratic talent.
One winter night, Posho Wembore sneaked into the exclusive whites-only club of the Hotel Pourquoi Pas?‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The monogamous or safe-only gay man is a far safer bet than the unprotected hetero swinger.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors|Jay Michaelson|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was just what Berners-Lee had envisioned, a Web that was read-write rather than read-only.
His supporters hosted a men-only fundraiser with this admonition on the invitation: “Tell the misses not to wait up.”The Republican War on Women Continues, Just More Quietly|Eleanor Clift|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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In Captain Joseph Pelham's mind there was only-one answer to this question,—that the lad should come to him.By The Sea|Heman White Chaplin
It is a succession of short notes rapidly uttered, as if the bird said "if-if-if-if-if-if-if."A Year in the Fields|John Burroughs
By all the gods!if he had only known Who held him between life and death upon the Mauvais Pas!The Sorrows of Satan|Marie Corelli
In the first place the boys all spoke to him in that specially offensive you're-only-a-little-kid sort of way.War and the Weird|Forbes Phillips