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I wish that. For example,
If only I had known you were coming I would have met your plane
If only it would snow on Christmas Eve
For a synonym, see
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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If only I could vanish in darkness, and thick darkness would cover my face!
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.
God will provide—ah, if only He would till He does!
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ieee standard 1149.1
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