if only

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if only

  1. (idiomatic) I wish that; signifies a wish or desire for the present or the future.
    If only I won the lottery.
  2. (idiomatic) I wish that; signifies a regret about an action in the past.
    If only I had ​listened to my parents.
  3. (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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