one and only
One's only love; one's only sweetheart. For example, He swore she was his one and only, but the detective following him knew better. [c. 1900]
A language spoken in only one town
Last week, we stumbled upon this article from the New York Times’ Frugal Traveler about a language hidden in rural Portugal. In the northeast corner of Portugal, there is a tiny county called Miranda do Douro and in Miranda do Douro many inhabitants do not speak Portuguese, but rather its distant cousin, Mirandese. This region is geographically divided from the rest of Portugal by two …
Dork, Dweeb, Nerd, And Geek: Which One Are You?
These names used to be roughly interchangeable when distinguishing the social outcasts from the in-crowd in school. Yet, those social rejects were destined to rule the world in the form of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, et al. “The geek shall inherit the earth,” indeed. Oh yeah, and billions of dollars. There’s a lot of overlap in meanings. Yet, some of these terms have …
alone, exclusive, lone, remaining, different, rare, uncommon, particular, completely, wholly, only, entirely, solely, heartthrob, paramour, companion, lover, girlfriend, darling, boyfriend
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