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if only

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning.
    It made me feel better, if only for a moment.
    It won't be much fun if only guys turn up to the party.
  2. (idiomatic) I wish that; signifies a wish or desire for the present or the future.
    If only I won the lottery.
  3. (idiomatic) I wish that; signifies a regret about an action in the past.
    If only I had ​listened to my parents.
  4. (idiomatic) Even if for no other reason than; only just.
    I was pretty sure I wanted a red shirt, but I still tried on one blue one if only to make sure that's definitely not what I wanted.

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