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if only

B1 used when you want to say how doing something would make it possible to avoid something unpleasant: If only she'd listen to what he's saying, I'm sure they could work it out.
Translations of “if only”
in Chinese (Traditional) 只要,倘若,要是…
in Chinese (Simplified) 只要,倘若,要是…
(Definition of if only from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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