How to use Only in a sentence
I only wish there was a real horse here for me to race with.
We can only do so much.
Only Nick noticed her standing in the door.
He was only fourteen years old.
He ate only the plainest food.Advertisement
I only hope it wasn't poison.
In despair she had dropped the subject for the time, only to renew it at the first opportunity.
Look, I was only fooling around.
I am in the middle of it right now - only I don't know what I'm in the middle of.
I can only imagine how difficult this is for you.Advertisement
It was only two thirty in the afternoon, but she didn't want to go back to sleep.
School, which will begin tomorrow, is only a few days from summer recess.
It's the only way for him to become a vamp.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
It's only a short hop.Advertisement
Sometimes that's the only way you can reach each other.
She only brought one book from home.
The neighbors couldn't see into any of their windows, and they were far enough off the main road that the only traffic would be people coming to see them.
I guess because the only one who should be looking at it is my husband.
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbour was.Advertisement
Nina wasn't the only one awaiting her arrival.
If only she could have one more chance.
If only she could shout it to the world.
If only she could forgive and forget the way they did.
If only there were some curtains on the windows and rugs on the floors.Advertisement
Only a sense it was summer because the corn was high.
We asked about buildings; there were none, only corn in the four fields separated by the cross roads.
It's only five AM in California.
It's the truth only no one will come out and say it.
The only plus is it's near the hospital.Advertisement
Apparently it was the only thing that frightened him.
It's only a matter of time before the hand of the law is laid upon us.
His only recollection is that you were as devastated over your sister as everyone else.
Only half are black and half nut cases.
The only ones west of the Mississippi are Kansas and Oklahoma, and Arizona and New Mexico in the west.Advertisement
It was strange being in Quinn's room although the only remnants of him were his machines.
We were alerted only by the feel of the screwdriver's slack penetration.
You two are the only people I trust.
Maybe she thinks I'm the only thing keeping you from doing that.
He paused, but only for a moment.Advertisement
He only owned one suit.
While only three feet apart, the space felt immeasurable.
You may GO down, but you can only CLIMB up.
The boy was only four years old, and the girl was not yet six.
Christmas was only a few days away, and yet it didn't seem like Christmas.Advertisement
If only she could conquer these mood shifts.
If only she could take Destiny's pain and fear.
Hers wasn't the only life that had nearly been taken today.
If only she could believe he wasn't involved in anything illegal.
But words never came to her lips, only long sobs.Advertisement
She inclined her head to indicate the endless sand, broken only by an occasional yucca or chickweed.
Maybe he wasn't a saddle bum, but only a greenhorn would think he could live off the barren land that surrounded them.
If only he would smile with something besides his eyes.
He paused only long enough to locate her, and then made a straight line for her.
The only businesses I remember are the feed store and a dress shop named McGuire's Clothing.
Howie only came to New Hampshire a couple of times.
It took him only a few minutes in between each pronouncement to locate us.
Two hours later, after too much coffee and too much worrying, and only Bumpus to talk to I telephoned Howie.
I closed my eyes and perhaps nodded off but when I opened them, Martha was standing there, without her robe, in only a sheer nightgown.
It would only confuse the issue further.
He's never spoken on the phone; it's only Julie's word and I'm sure she'd retract anything she said earlier.
She deserves to know, if only for her peace of mind.
Martha's only comment was that it was nice to hear at least one piece of good news.
Only the guys watching me will know I'm making the inquiries for you.
A motor home passed by, with California plates, only the open road of the entire country ahead of them.
It was only a matter of days.
He was the only one.
I don't know how long I remained unconscious; probably only a minute or so.
A carny worker was bending over me, only inches away, saying something over and over again.
Only not being able to see with all the lights in my eyes.
The only item of information I'd withheld from Detective Jackson was that the assailant had asked me where everybody else was.
He faked me out at first 'cause I was only looking at passenger cars.
With that information and if he doesn't change his license plate, it's only a matter of time until we get him!
Perhaps it was best; hadn't Betsy and I made a similar decision to stop our activities only hours earlier?
I only first heard about Howie was when I met him last September.
Annie was mentioned, but only that she was killed when they were children.
Betsy had driven our only car so I wasn't able to drive over there myself.
Prior to its construction, a school bus could only pass over it empty, necessitating the children to alight, walk, and rejoin their transportation of the far side.
He cautioned me that Bryce might not be our only threat.
Once I entered the woods I had only dead reckoning to come out near my quarry.
I must have guessed incorrectly as I saw only empty camp sites beyond.
The two spoke for only a few minutes, in the privacy of the kitchen.
He leans on me like I'm the only person in the world.
We'll only stay long enough to pack up Quinn's equipment and Shanghai Howie back here.
Going three thousand miles away sounds like a good idea for you folks, even if it's only for a couple of days.
The three of us packed for three days only, as if so limiting our clothing changes would force our return more quickly.
I introduced myself by name as I accepted the offered seat across from a large desk, the only other furniture in the small room.
There was no window and the only ornaments were crucifixes on three walls.
I wasn't the only one in that area doing what I did at the time.
Besides, the cops only had eyes for me, like the song says.
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.
We drive home from a bar, like we all have done, only someone steps off a curb and we're ruined for life.
Only they can't get a search warrant and no owners, no permission.
I updated him on all we'd learned, with the only good news that baby Claire was alive and apparently well.
It operates on manipulation of brain waves but only on highly intelligent individuals.
It's in the newspapers and magazines but no one but only I with my brilliance have come close to finding the secret!
No, she's only stalling.
Are you saying it's only you who are able to.
The only person I recognized was the black FBI woman from our earlier meeting.
Glancing through the open door of the adjoining room where I'd left Howie, I found it not only empty, but absent of Quinn's equipment as well!
Only Quinn's notes, a few articles of discarded clothing and the recorder remained.
I prayed our stalwart group of five wasn't down to only me.
There followed only silence.
These conclusions only added to the frustration of not locating the nearby lair.
I knew I had only bought time for Molly and I and our captor would soon learn of the nonsense I'd fed him and be done with me.
Concrete walls surrounded us and the door, the only opening was a massive solid wood hulk.
We discussed the risks, but only briefly.
I felt panic when I noticed our kerosene lamp, our only light, was but half full of fluid.
Neither of us was proficient at using a saw and we'd managed only two rungs when exhaustion caught up with us and the light faded for permanently.
Next, a head but scattered hay was the only thing in sight.
Only time will tell.
By the confidence in his voice, he expected her not only to agree, but to resume her place on his arm.
Dusty looked around them, gaze settling on the only car on the streets that didn't belong to him and wasn't on blocks.
He hung it up only for it to ring again.
You're the only one.
She knew him to be merciless, and his words only reminded her how dangerous he was.
Only then did she woodenly move forward to the bedroom and close the door.
Only if you turn into a bad guy.
I only kill bad guys.
Only when he heard the soft, female wow did he realize who it was.
He didn't have to wonder where he'd die-- only how.
He was hugging Sunny as if she were the only thing in the world that mattered.
Bianca was the only one of those around him who could cook.
Don't give her your only set of keys to anything.
Only those touched by fate had such vivid memories that entered her mind unbidden.
She'd only seen men built like that in Dusty's organization and Talon's gang.
She stopped at a stoplight, only for the car behind her to slide into her.
There was only one other customer and several baristas talking loudly behind the counter.
Then again, she wasn't interested in the only type of relationship he had to offer.
He had a feeling the worst was going to happen, and the sense he wouldn't be the only one who died this weekend if he had to depend on Darian made him feel sick to his stomach.
Speck's sector headquarters was abuzz with activity; the only private place to talk was the back porch overlooking a field of knee-high winter wheat facing a sun setting too early.
He couldn't lose the only other woman he'd ever cared about.
She stared at him through listless eyes, the gaze of a human awaiting only the final step in the transformation process.
Overjoyed at her response, he sat cross-legged, hunched over the only lifeline the thousands of innocent people around him had.
She didn't want to die; she wanted to be with him, even if only during the nights.
I can only heal them one by one, but Dusty, if I don't do it, then you'll kill everyone, and it's not fair when they're just innocent people.
It'll smell like a whale died in here now, and I've only got three more Tahoes that survived the hurricane.
The hair on the back of his neck had been standing for the past mile he'd walked, only he wasn't entirely certain why.
The only thing bothering me is you.
If her powers grow enough, she'll not only prevent us from stitching up the tear between realms, but she'll open the doorway between the two worlds.
She'd stayed after she turned eighteen, because he was the only one who understood her strange gift.
He was one of the only people who didn't shy away from her or treat her like she was a leper.
Despite the pub's standing room only capacity, the table next to her booth was empty.
He'd nearly reached the end of the alley when the hair on the back of his neck rose like it did when a Watcher was present, only this was no Watcher.
The hum around the Other assured Jule there was only one person in the alley without any sort of otherworldly power.
Hesitating only a moment more, Yully moved towards him and knelt.
The only explanation was that the Others weren't as ready to see him fail as they claimed to be.
She didn't know what he was, only that the ebb and flow of magic and energy between them felt … natural.
It's the only thing I do well.
It's better for both of us, and it's the only real way I can protect you from him.
Jenn snorted, wondering how she explained there was only one vamp in an entire organization of inhuman blood suckers that gave her the creeps.
I really am the only one with sense around here.
It's the same thing you do to change an object into another, only normal objects have far less energy to control.
We only have a couple of days until the autumn equinox.
Jule, whose soul had somehow lingered in her body when she'd touched him, and who had become the only man she'd ever felt safe around.
The only thing she could've imagined happening was an ambush.
Only two forms and a body draped in black remained on the cliff side.
His long, sleek hair was tied in a tight braid, and despite the cold and wind he wore only a long-sleeved sweater that hugged the muscles of his arms and shoulders beneath a down vest.
I'd known him for a few years, even if it was only in passing.
If she was the only one who could help him, she was also the only one who could stop him.
Her tortured thoughts went to the thousands of men, killed by the only family she'd known, whose souls were trapped for eternity beneath the ground.
I refer to history extensively in these pages because I believe historical people are exactly like us, only in different circumstances.
Alex had provided the money to remodel the home, but insisted that it stay in her name only.
Alex had directed the little he said to her only.
Only his profile existed in her quest.
He says it's only a few miles away and we'll be right back.
Only his idea of tempting her with a fine house hadn't worked.
She left him there to think about his actions - only he would probably stew on hers instead.
She dropped to her pillow, wondering if she was the only one who thought their exchange across the living room ended the quarrel.
What felt comfortable only moments ago now seemed bold and foolish.
The only alternatives were sedation or strapping her down.
It felt strange to have only the two of them at the table.
The only danger I'm in is financial.
The only business experience she had was the goat dairy, the non-functional farm and a horse ranch that had been in the fetal stage for years.
It was a moment that lay in her stomach like a week-long hunger, regardless of the fact that they had been gone only minutes.
A 24-hour guard wasn't possible and arresting him would only make him more dangerous.
She was the only one left now.
Only low brush could grow in so small a space... no trees to prevent a vehicle from plunging into the forested mountain ranges below and beyond.
Only a few minutes ago she had flaunted death.
That ridge was the only thing that had kept her from plunging over the edge... that and the man who was now glaring at her.
Anyway, I only act fifteen, I'm really 19.
Only blindness could have prevented her from knowing that she was unusually attractive.
She counted the seconds in tense silence, waiting for the sound of an explosion, but the only sound was a car approaching from below.
Maybe he only maintained the house for someone else.
Those blue eyes were boring into her soul, searching for heaven only knew what.
It would only cause him more trouble, both with the trip and wagging tongues.
Only luck had kept her from joining her family today.
Instinct deemed it honor, but was that only wishful thinking?
It was a sobering reminder that a bear had been on this spot – possibly only minutes earlier.
It felt good to be off her feet, even if only momentarily and in such a manner.
It only strengthened the idea that he was the caretaker, not the owner.
When you're only going to work for the summer, you can't be too picky.
The only defense in that statement was honesty.
His only explanation was that he liked being alone.
There was only one thing that she was sure of, and that was the fact that she had an overactive imagination.
Only one reason came to mind - because it wasn't dangerous.
There was only one way to find out... well, maybe two, but asking Sarah or Giddon was probably wasted effort.
He was brave now that he faced only a woman.
It was only a ruse to get her alone.
Only this time the path remained clear.
There might be a thousand explanations for what she had witnessed, but only one came to mind.
Since his wife left, he's avoided relationships because he's afraid of giving his heart again only to drive another love away.
His observance was not only dead-on, it was disturbing.
I suppose that's only natural.
I only meant it would be good to get out of the house, no matter what we went to see.
The braids not only held it out of her eyes, but thinned the bottom part down enough that it would lay loose across her shoulders and down her back without frizzing.
The ride back was quiet, but the silence was a comfortable one, only becoming awkward when they reached the door of his house.
He was only supposed to be investigating him.
The only difference was that she wanted Yancey to kiss her, not Howard.
Len was the only one left she could trust, and she couldn't tell him anything without implicating Yancey.
Only weeks remained until college started.
You've only been strangled nearly to death and gone through a terrible scare.
She looked and felt cool, and only part of the bruising was visible.
She waited until Yancey came back in, but he only locked the door to the office and left, closing the door to the building.
There was only one answer, of course.
I can only assume the powder you found in my pocket was powdered sugar.
I think it's only natural.
Yeah, and you're the only one he shares them with - and you won't tell.
We're probably the only roommates in Tulsa with such old fashioned rules.
That was the only way to make it through college.
There were only three bedrooms, and because she had to get up the earliest, she was the lucky one to have a room of her own - with the exception of Brandon, of course.
Being the only child, she was probably over protective of him.
It's only two blocks, and it gives me a chance to wake up.
Right now she only had time for school.
The fact that she was uninterested only enticed him further.
A relationship would only get in the way.
Adrienne expected a sharp response from Mr. Marsh, but he only regarded his wife thoughtfully for a few moments.
Still, that wasn't the only lingering side effect of her weekend with Brandon.
At times he seemed on the verge of revealing it to Adrienne, only to draw back into himself and avoid her for days.
If she only had a clue what was bothering him.
It's only a few doors down.
If she hadn't been there in his arms only minutes ago, she never would have guessed he had been so aroused.
Only time would tell.
A few weeks ago we were only friends, and now...
It's been more than that for a long time - or am I only imagining things?
Well, it's only been a few weeks since we confessed.
Did he think the rules were only for the others?
It'll make things tough, but it's only a few months.
The only thing we don't know is the wedding date.
Only we really never broke the rules.
In the first place, I'm only an LPN right now.
Only the machines kept his body working.
The only thing he had to say to me was that I should get you or Julia to pick me up.
Like he said; he only has one mother, and he can finish his schooling later.
Sure, they had spent more time wandering on the ranch, but that was only because Brandon wanted to get her alone.
It was ridiculous to live in a 3-bedroom apartment and only use two bedrooms.
The only problem is that it all doesn't fit into your preconceived plans.
It was only a dream.
Getting a job in Bartlesville would only make everyone believe she was still in love with Brandon.
Some people get to the top of the ladder, only to find that it's leaning against the wrong wall?
More than likely the unidentified rider was only another drifter.
He was only a guest until they reached Ashley.
Getting involved would only complicate things.
The only way he could have known was by asking Mrs. Hertz.
Her only satisfaction was that he had failed.
He was only the messenger.
That left only a dozen mules and the bay.
But we're only three days out of Ashley - at the most.
The only sound was the muffled sound of hooves in the sand and the occasional clink of a harness.
The artificial breeze from the fan provided only temporary relief.
Of the others, only Pete seemed to be paying any attention to their peril.
The dust storm might work in their favor, but it would only increase their discomfort.
His voice reached out to her from only a few feet away.
The only thing she accomplished was cutting her hands on the sharp rocks.
Now, with only a few hours sleep, he was walking while she rode.
The only word she understood was Bordeaux.
No. I can only assume that they made it to Ashley.
Only that he had repeatedly saved her life - at risk of his own, no less.
Had the idea only been a clever method to gain favors?
The crowd had dispersed, so they turned toward the only hotel in town.
She stared at the bath water, only mildly aware that it was losing its warmth.
It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.
Even if he was a Mormon, how could he make plans with this Darcie when he had proposed to her only an hour ago?
No, Bordeaux had only one reason for wanting to marry Cassie - the ranch.
There was only one thing left to do.
Bordeaux was a persuasive man with a tendency to move fast - apparently not only with women.
Well, Bordeaux was just the man to help her forget it - if he'd only dedicate his attentions to Darcie.
Only she wasn't going to lie down and give up like her mother.
Darcie wasn't the only passenger on the stage to Springtown.
She released his arm only to grab it again as one of the buggy wheels dropped into a pothole.
Still, he had been with Darcey only minutes before.
That was the only way to keep a relationship healthy.
The only thing I'm attracted to is his job offer - and the idea of getting out of this gossipy little town.
Being the only postal employee in a small town, the petite extravert was always ready for conversation.
Where Russell Cade was concerned, the only thing they seemed to have against him was the fact that he provided them no new topics.
Apparently she found Mr. Cade not only attractive, but also irresistible.
I only use the dining room when I have company.
The house wasn't the only thing changing, though.
As for Cynthia, her cheeks weren't the only things filling out.
Scraps from the table coaxed him out even during the daylight hours - but only when she stepped back into the house.
I'm the only human they see most of the time, and I represent no harm to them.
Only if this is all I have to do.
Cade was her boss, and thinking such things was not only disrespectful of him, but job threatening as well - especially if he suspected the existence of such thoughts.
The rifle is for emergencies only.
It's the hunter that throws nature out of balance, selecting only the best game.
She was simply lonely out there and he was good company - the only company.
Of course, if you think it would be too much work... you'll only have two weeks.
It could only have been in the last few weeks since the weather had turned warm.
But it would be nice to know you had a way to get out and do things without fear of taking the only vehicle.
It all happened so fast that she didn't have time to think, only to cling to the one solid thing she could find - Cade.
It was best to stay out of the entire thing - if they would only let her.
Then you're the only one.
It only proves you have a mind of your own.
The back door was too far away for her rubbery legs, and the only alternative was the sink.
His sympathy only made matters worse and she hiccupped.
I was raised on a farm, and being an only child, I learned not to depend on others for entertainment.
It's only natural that men want to touch you.
In the next few minutes she had reason to believe that wasn't his only cause for concern.
Her heart was pounding and it wasn't only fear of the storm.
Only in a dream, she thought sluggishly and reached out to touch his cheek.
Only this time his lips left hers and wandered to her neck, sending her heartbeat into frenzy.
Not only because she loved him, but also because she trusted him.
Cade only wanted one thing - and she had foolishly submitted.
Please let me wake up and find out this was only a dream.
Now his only concern was that she had his meal ready when he came home for supper.
That left only one thing.
An old sickle mower and rake with their high metal seats were the only items she recognized.
It's just too bad that you're the only one who gets to enjoy them.
The only thing she had been proving lately was that she could successfully avoid him.
And that left only adoption.
Why is it that you can only remember my first name when we're making love?
If you wanted to marry me, why did you tell me you only wanted to spend a few nights with me?
If you'd only said something - told me how you felt.
And all the time she thought she was the only one with the torrid thoughts.
Only a handful of human minds can comprehend his work.
Only it's a different kind of love; not the sex kind.
He's only here until Sunday night when we drop him off in Boston for his flight back to the west coast.
Only he, unknown to any of us, was as yet absent from our lives.
Years of only remembered dreams but now the real act is so much better than fantasying!
It was Martha's turn to be mildly shocked, Only in my dreams.
When only silence followed, she seemed to feel obligated to explain.
The only dreams I dreamed were about Martha.
Only for a minute or two but it was so cool!
The whole thing only lasted a minute before the damn phone rang.
I can only describe the mood of our return trip as pensive.
We gave only limited thought to the upcoming session as our pre wedding trip and plans took precedence in our hectic schedule.
We only managed four sessions; one to an uninhabited area, another in open farm land but one we thought was interesting.
Only Quinn seemed pleased with that result but when we tried to question him about it he refused to discuss the matter.
My only hint occurred during a dance with Martha at our wedding reception.
Howie was due within the hour so only Quinn and Martha met us at the door.
I told him he wouldn't be involved and I'd only ask general questions but he's adamant.
I can't share what I see with anyone else and it not only reeks of voyeurism but feels selfish to me.
Remember, he only has a few minutes in his dream.
I know I'm pigheaded but I can't tell you how much I appreciate how you all embrace this with only my word.
I was the only one to see those visions.
It's not only Quinn and his machines that are important; I need guidance even more.
I'm on the road once more with only my memory of sweet little Marcia for company.
And recognize we have a life, even if it's only by necessity; the bills keep coming and I get hungry once in a while.
Four dissimilar individuals, tied to a damaged being known only to one of us who at one time hated him for the loss of her friend.
The case was only hours old when Betsy spotted it giving us hope for the boy's recovery and the perpetrator's arrest.