How to use If-only in a sentence
Because children of this developmental stage do not fully understand the concept of death, they may blame themselves, thinking that if only they had been good enough, their loved one would not have died.
It felt good to be off her feet, even if only momentarily and in such a manner.
She deserves to know, if only for her peace of mind.
When received into the government stores the opium is kept in large wooden boxes holding about 50 maunds and occasionally stirred up, if only a little below the standard.
For example, a fabulous evening dress or a great interview suit might be challenging to find - if only because both need to look absolutely flawless!Advertisement
It was harder and harder to justify not yielding to his arrangement, if only for the pleasure of his body.
For a bridal shower to be really successful all the guests need to participate, even if only in a small way.
In fact, it's one of the easiest dress codes to follow, if only because it's so common in everyday life and appropriate for so many situations.
You will see your cat experiencing health benefits even if only half of his diet is raw food.
Ask anyone who's stepped out in a glamorous bra or panties and she'll usually tell you how bold and beautiful she feels, if only for the hint of mystery involved in wearing something so sexy, yet completely unseen by others.Advertisement
Shopping for a size 18 cocktail dress will probably entail spending lots of time in the fitting room - if only because you'll be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices available to you!
However, there will be times when they may just get tired of CPAP treatment and they consider giving it up, if only for a night.
Laser surgery, even if only partially successful, can mean an improvement to the quality of life for sleep apnea patients.
With that verbal curb stomp out of the way, I think it's safe to say that if they make another Area 51 in the same vein, it would have great potential if only they spent more time making it unique to counteract its audio/graphic handicap.
Tactical assault is not prominently felt, but if you're a fan of the Batman, it really doesn't matter how good the game is, you'll want to play it anyway, if only to control the Dark Knight himself.Advertisement
For example, if only one square in a row contains a possible number 9, that square must be 9, no matter the other notes you made.
Smackdown! vs. Raw 2006 is quite possibly the best looking WWE game yet, even if only by the slightest of margins.
In some genetic diseases, a person needs to have two copies of a defective gene in order to show symptoms of the disease; if only one of the two genes is defective, the person is considered a carrier.
Any redness or foreign body sensation, especially if only one eye is affected, should be evaluated promptly for a corneal abrasion.
Any so-called program that touts the secret to making money for nothing, if only you will send in some money, is nothing more than a scam.Advertisement
Finally, if only one of your legs is swollen, especially if the swollen area is red and painful, contact your health care provider as this may be a sign you are developing a deep vein thrombosis.
While most wholesale arrangements require large quantity orders with expensive minimum costs, there are times when the public can purchase soy candles at wholesale prices, even if only one or two candles are purchased.
You will love this straw handbag if only for the fact that it's a shoulder straw bag, and if you've spent any time searching for a good straw handbag, then you'll really appreciate this find.
A woman may not always choose to carry a wallet inside her purse, if only because she finds it a bulky addition to an already overflowing bag.
However, if your everyday load is somewhat heavy, it might be smart to opt for canvas, if only so that you can carry everything with ease.Advertisement
Anyone can benefit from her general forecast or the weekly sign readings, if only to enhance your awareness regarding the forces that can influence your everyday life.
Movies that have been remade are often popular in theaters, if only because fans of the original movie want to go see the remake.
Fans love Erica and they want to see her happy, even if only for a short time.
For example, if only a couple members of the clan are interested in touring Pearl Harbor, but everyone wants to take a submarine ride, then book accordingly, so you are guaranteed a spot in advance of your arrival.
Though some of these may be considered gimmicks, with their guarantees refuted by the scientific and medical communities, they usually offer some widespread appeal, if only until their claims are proven wrong.
These people were considered to be well dressed, if only in the comfort of their own homes.
Plank Pose - This strength-building pose is beneficial, even if only the modified version is performed.
Kripalu classes, depending on the teacher, sometimes involve meditation, even if only in the final relaxation pose.
If you feel like you could get your work and personal life under control if only there were more hours in the day, you will be likely to benefit greatly from learning and adopting some time management techniques.
Novelty pajamas are a great way to show off your personality, if only around your own house (not everyone wears them outside!).
Now, if only you could wrap this gift...
Well, if only all pop artists made music like Justin.
Yet, like so many instances, the May 4 date also has a Star Wars-esque significance, if only as a pun.
Stress. A lot of skin issues could be stopped if only we took a break to calm our minds and spirits.
White patches on skin may cause some alarm, if only because they typically appear very suddenly and unexpectedly.
Sometimes navigating the blogosphere can be difficult and you might have ended up missing a few astronomy blogs that you'd love if only you knew about them.
I'm in another country, if only for a short while to see if the pickings here are to my liking.
I can't picture him fighting or picking on anyone, but if I closely consider the signs, I can see his tendency to take advantage of others, if only in a self-serving way.
She didn't want to die; she wanted to be with him, even if only during the nights.
While she couldn't shake the sense of doom that followed her from the visions, she felt more normal, less afraid, at the thought that she'd be rejoining the rest of humanity for a shopping trip with the girls, even if only for a morning.
It was Cynthia who questioned Fred's exuberance over hand-me-downs, if only with a cautious look.
At least he'd thought enough of his blood monkey to bring her here, if only to keep her healthy so he had a food source.
I thank my God that I too had you, if only for a little while.
He'd regretted taking her to his bed initially but now wished he'd taken up her offer to become his companion, even if only for the few nights they had together.
You'll earn his favor, even if only for an evening.
She should take more interest in it – if only for his sake.
There seems no good reason why in modern performances the pianoforte should not be used for the purpose; if only accompanists can be trained to acquire the necessary delicacy of touch, and can be made to understand that, if they cannot extemporize the necessary polyphony, and so have to play something definitely written for them, it is not a mass of interesting detail which they are to bring to the public ear.
The increase in the numbers rejected as unfit is accounted for by the fact that if only a small proportion of the contingent can be taken for service, the medical standard of acceptance is high.
Almost up to the moment of the French occupation of Tunisia the Italian government believed that Great Britain, if only out of gratitude for the bearing of Italy in connection with the Dulcigno demonstration.
Depretis tardily recognized the need for such agreement, if only to remove the coldness and invincible diffidence which, Afflan.
Witches-brooms are the tufted bunches of twigs found on silver firs, birches and other trees, and often present resemblances to birds nests or clumps of mistletoe if only seen from a distance.
When the servile Athenians, feigning to share the emperor's displeasure with the sophist, pulled down a statue which they had erected to him, Favorinus remarked that if only Socrates also had had a statue at Athens, he might have been spared the hemlock.
They met with a quick and easy sale, were very extensively read, and very liberally and deservedly praised for the unflagging industry and vigour they displayed, though just exception, if only on the score of good taste, was taken to the scoffing tone he continued to maintain in all passages where the Christian religion was specially concerned, and much fault was found with the indecency of some of his notes.'
Given by the mouth glycerin produces purging if large doses are administered, and has the same action if only a small quantity be introduced into the rectum.
Of these the people's Crusade - prior in order of time, if only secondary in point of importance - may naturally be studied first.
Again, he began with far greater facility in literature than in music, if only because a play can be copied ten times faster than a full score.
The story of the famous kiss bestowed by Margaret of Scotland on la precieuse bouche de laquelle sont issus et sortis taut de bons mots et vertueuses paroles is mythical, for Margaret did not come to France till 1436, after the poet's death; but the story, first told by Guillaume Bouchet in his Annales d'Aquitaine (1524), is interesting, if only as a proof of the high degree of estimation in which the ugliest man of his day was held.
Throughout the operation of increasing the focal length, the resolving power of the instrument, which depends only upon the aperture, remains unchanged; and we thus arrive at the rather startling conclusion that a telescope of any degree of resolving power might be constructed without an object-glass, if only there were no limit to the admissible focal length.
The seventy decrees of the council begin with a confession of faith directed against the Cathari and Waldenses, which is significant if only for the mention of a transubstantiation of the elements in the Lord's Supper.
But when the smallest stress, if only continued long enough, will cause a perceptible and increasing change of form, the substance must be regarded as a viscous fluid, however hard it may be."
It might be inferred from this how large a number might be reclaimed, if only room were granted for repentance.
The little novel of Belfagor claims a passing word, if only because of its celebrity.
As early as the congress of Aix-la-Chapelle (1818), however, the question of the relations of Spain and her colonies had been brought up and the suggestion made of concerted intervention, to put an end to a state of things scandalous in itself and dangerous, if only by force of example, to the monarchical principle.
On the other hand, if he struck straight at Charleroi - the allied junction point - he would drive the "Armee du Nord" like an armoured wedge between the allies, if only he caught them unsuspicious and unready.
Financial reform and reorganization of the customs service were found equally necessary, if only to provide means for the increased cost of the army and navy.
When two trains of sound waves travel through the same medium, each particle of the air, being simultaneously affected by the disturbances due to the different waves, moves in a different manner than it would if only acted on by each wave singly.
But in the desultory and haphazard fashion which distinguishes him there are few parts of life on which he does not touch, if only to show the eternal contrast and antithesis which dominate it.
But its mixture of real eloquence and apparent cogency is exactly such as always carries a multitude with it, if only for a time.
He lost no time in bringing this substance before the managers of Pullar's dye-works, Perth, and they expressed a favourable opinion of it, if only it should not prove too expensive in use.
Yet all these obstacles to a good understanding might, perhaps, have been surmounted if only the Polish diet had treated the Cossacks with common fairness and common sense.
The position of Poland was, consequently, much more advantageous than it had been on every other similar occasion, and if only the contending factions had been able to agree and unite, the final catastrophe might, perhaps, even now, have been averted.
The courts have both original and appellate jurisdiction and are required to hold at least two sessions to which jurors shall be summoned every year in each county of its circuit, and if only two such terms are held, there must be two other and intermediate terms to which jurors shall not be summoned.
It is difficult to describe the true spirit and moral influence of knighthood, if only because the ages in which it flourished differed so widely from our own.
During their removal it is important that the roots be covered, if only to prevent desiccation by the air.
The internal façade of the Palazzo Ginetti is finely decorated with stucco, and has a curious detached baroque staircase by Martino Lunghi the younger, which Burckhardt calls unique if only for the view to which its arched colonnades serve as a frame.
We must indeed accept our feelings; but we must also believe much which is not directly testified by sensation, if only it serves to explain phenomena and does not contravene our sensations.
The south, if only as the abode of the sun, always had the precedence over the north in Egypt, and the west over the east.
Danish sculpture will be always famous, if only through the name of Thorvaldsen.
The experiment of Engelmann referred to deserves to be mentioned here, if only in illustration .of the use to which algae have been put in the study of physiological problems. Engelmann observed that certain bacteria were motile only in the presence of oxygen, and that they retained their motility in a microscopic preparation in the neighbourhood of an algal filament when they had come to rest elsewhere on account of the exhaustion of oxygen.
It was commonly thought that, though she would never turn Calvinist, she might adopt the Anglican doctrine as understood by Elizabeth, if only she could be recognized as Elizabeth's successor.
Yet when a leper declared that Jesus could heal him, if only He would, " He put forth His hand and touched him."
He had promised to fulfil men's highest expectations, if only they would not doubt His willingness and power.
His great ambition was to recover Peshawar from the Sikhs; and when Captain Alexander Burnes arrived on a mission from Lord Auckland, with the ostensible object of opening trade, the Dost was willing to promise everything, if only he could get Peshawar.
The simple fact at the bottom of the controversy is that in all empirical knowledge there is an intellectual element, without which there is no correlation of empirical data, and every judgment, however simple, postulates a correlation of some sort if only that between the predicate and its contradictory.
His phlegmatic and persistent egotism, his sacrifice of truth and honour to self-interest, his acquiescence in the worst conditions of the world, if only he could use them for his own advantage, combined with the glaring discord between his opinions and his practice, form a character which would be contemptible in our eyes were it not so sinister.
At the time of his death the Riksdag was already a power in the state, and a Catholic reaction in Sweden was by no means an impossibility, if only the Catholics had been able to find capable leaders.
He also appointed as the chief officer of the town a reeve who was to be chosen by the lord of the manor, the burgesses being " more eligible if only they would pay as much as others for the office."
He sought to persuade Alexander to open negotiations with Napoleon, if only to throw the onus of breaking the peace entirely on the French side.
Upon receiving the mandamus Dr Pechell, the master of Magdalene College, who was vicechancellor, sent a messenger to the duke of Albemarle, the chancellor, to request him to get the mandamus recalled; and the registrary and the bedells waited upon Francis to offer him instant admission to the degree if only he would take the necessary oaths.
The westward advance of the invaders would have continued, if only there had remained to attract them lands as desirable as those they had already won.
His wisdom was shown by the fact that he concentrated his attention on the one device which must evidently prove effective for defence, if only he were given time to perfect itthe building of a national navy.
Despite this and certain other smaller omissions, it was a document which would satisfy most subjects of the crown, if only it were faithfully observed.
Edwards arrangements for the administration of the conquered kingdom were wise and liberal, if only the national spirit of the Scots could have tolerated them.
During the last period of Edwards rule England might have been described as a despotism, if only the king had cared to be a despot.
Edward IV., as has been already remarked, had many of the opportunities of the autocrat, if only he had cared to use them; Personal but his sloth and self-indulgence stood in the way.
First, if the three intersections by the line infinity are all distinct, we have the hyperbolas; if the points are real, the redundant hyperbolas, with three hyperbolic branches; but if only one of them is real, the defective hyperbolas, with one hyperbolic branch.
Thus, in the true philosopher, we shall necessarily find the practically good man, who being " likest of men to the gods is best loved by them "; and also the perfect statesman, if only the conditions of his society allow him a sphere for exercising his statesmanship.
The only good of man is the pure existence of the soul, which in itself, apart from the contagion of the body, is perfectly free from error or defect; if only it can be restored to the untrammelled activity of its original being, nothing external, nothing bodily, can positively impair its perfect welfare.
It is sufficient to say that while Mr Balfour's sympathetic "send off" appeared to indicate his inclination towards Mr Chamberlain's programme, if only further support could be gained for it, his endeavour to keep the party together, and the violent opposition which gathered against Mr Chamberlain's scheme, combined to make his real attitude during the next two years decidedly obscure, both sections of the party - free-traders and tariff reformers - being induced from time to time to regard him as on their side.
Luther had no sympathy with the iconoclastic outbreaks which then occurred; he classed images in themselves as among the "adiaphora," and condemned only their cultus; so also the "Confessio Tetrapolitana" leaves Christians free to have them or not, if only due regard be had to what is expedient and edifying.
I doubted Martha would embrace a separation from her daughter, even if only for a few short days.
She struggled to reach him, even if only to touch his skin or for her little fangs to graze his neck.
He didn't know if Sasha would recognize her for what she was, or if only the immortal meant to mate with her would see.
The half-demon shook his head, turned and strode away, disappearing into a portal. Gabriel watched him, envious and proud of his friend. He'd always had faith in Rhyn. Gabe's faith had cost him everything, but it was worth it. If only he could find peace as well.
Summer moved into Parkside on Friday, if only for a preview, blanketing the city with the hot-and-stickies.
She should take more interest in it â€“ if only for his sake.
But they deserve close scrutiny, not uncritical acceptance - if only to find out who would gain, and who would not.
He said he was confident it could be solved painlessly and economically, if only concerted action was taken.
The first vote by the papal conclave on Monday cannot come soon enough, if only to relieve the incessant speculation about frontrunners.
No, no (although I'd like to learn to crochet one day - if only to do edgings ).
The mutual opposition was largely futile, if only because all three initiatives shared the characteristic of being strictly voluntary.
I often wondered what life would be like if only I get these horrible gremlins out of my head.
Significant neuropathy is present if only able to feel the monofilament in 3 or less of 6 sites.
However, such costs are likely to be significant, if only because of the need for functional neurosurgery in some cases.
Its the kind of movie you can revist often, if only to find another plot oddity... ' Resident Evil 2?
I therefore kept thinking that if only I smoked some opium the pain would disappear.
They do not have a tail fin and cannot really be mistaken for anything else, if only because of their short snub snout.
Oh, if only I had had something witty or original to write about it!
The internal faÃ§ade of the Palazzo Ginetti is finely decorated with stucco, and has a curious detached baroque staircase by Martino Lunghi the younger, which Burckhardt calls unique if only for the view to which its arched colonnades serve as a frame.
Except in a few places where unusual dryness of soil and climate indicate the employment of water, even in small quantity, merely to avoid the consequences of drought, irrigation works are not to be commenced upon a large area, if only a part can ever be efficiently watered.
The subsequent chapters (xxxv.-xl.), however, can hardly belong to the original stratum of P, if only because they presuppose ch.
But he was not scrupulous in the means he employed, and he was willing to maintain in power detestable ministers if only they served him efficiently and filled his coffers.
Atomic atheism is by far the more important, if only because Hobbes, the great antagonist whom Cudworth always has in view, is supposed to have held it.
The curve has important mechanical relations, in particular it is the orbit of a particle moving under the influence of a central force which varies inversely as the square of the distance of the particle; this is the gravitational law of force, and the curve consequently represents the orbits of the planets if only an individual planet and the sun be considered; the other planets, however, disturb this orbit (see Mechanics).
They were a bit wiggley, but secure enough if only the harness held together.
Oh, if only there were some one to help me!
It was worth the while, if only to feel the wind blow on your cheek freely, and see the waves run, and remember the life of mariners.
As if only the savage dwelt near enough to Nature and Truth to borrow a trope from them.
Rostov too, bending over his saddle, shouted "Hurrah!" with all his might, feeling that he would like to injure himself by that shout, if only to express his rapture fully.
At the same time his mother-in-law, Prince Vasili's wife, sent to him imploring him to come if only for a few minutes to discuss a most important matter.
Pretty, a good voice, young, and in nobody's way if only they leave her in peace.
Oh, if only he would come quicker!
Marya Dmitrievna went on admonishing her for some time, enjoining on her that it must all be kept from her father and assuring her that nobody would know anything about it if only Natasha herself would undertake to forget it all and not let anyone see that something had happened.
The doctors were of use to Natasha because they kissed and rubbed her bump, assuring her that it would soon pass if only the coachman went to the chemist's in the Arbat and got a powder and some pills in a pretty box for a ruble and seventy kopeks, and if she took those powders in boiled water at intervals of precisely two hours, neither more nor less.
I said if only we waited--and so it was! was being joyfully said by various people.
For God's sake send me somewhere else if only in command of a regiment.
Go when you please, and I give you my word of honor that no one shall dare to cause you annoyance if only you will allow me to act as your escort.
Ah, if only I were a man!
His major-domo came in a second time to say that the Frenchman who had brought the letter from the countess was very anxious to see him if only for a minute, and that someone from Bazdeev's widow had called to ask Pierre to take charge of her husband's books, as she herself was leaving for the country.
If you please, could not guards be placed if only to let us close the shop....
The happiness before him appeared so inconceivable that if only he could attain it, it would be the end of all things.
Oh, if only I had had something witty or original to write about it !
His parents thought he was an angel, if only they knew how abominably he acted when they were not around.
Jesus gives absolutions to all if only they believe.
However, approximately one-half of all infants under the age of three months will suffer with this condition even if only for a short period of time.
Ventilator. Most premature babies are placed on ventilators to help them breathe, even if only for a short time.
He can analyze situations and make proper decisions if only given the tools to do so.
Vacations generally cost $5,000 but again, if only minimum payments are made, the vacation might cost as much as $5,600 - and that's if the card is put away and the payments are kept flat.
When both parents share the custody of their minor children, the court will calculate child support payments differently then if only one parent has custody.
It's safe to say one would expect nothing less than the very best from anything called Revlon 3D Extreme Mascara, if only because of the revered brand name.
There are a few things you can do to assure your success if only for one brief semester.
Simple fold down chairs are sufficient if only the wedding ceremony will be held outdoors.
Tyra Banks pursued a music career, if only for a brief time.
Along with the joy of seeing your boy dressed in a coat and nice shoes, if only once a year, comes the trepidation of picking out just the right outfit.
Beautiful furniture, painting, and accessories can often go unnoticed if only the basic light fixtures are used.
This is especially helpful in flood prone areas; you don't have to replace the entire floor covering if only half of it becomes wet.
If possible, always try to visit the jeweler in question before purchasing a ring, if only to verify their craftsmanship and authenticity.