Is it just me?
Or is this just wrong?
- …So he took one of the only government jobs he could find: confiscating agricultural goods for the king … even though he was probably one of the only honest employees working for the government at the time.
Dictionary.com tells me that only means “without others or anything further; alone; solely; exclusively.”
So how can you be one of the only?
- I think he took one of the few jobs he could find; he was one of the few honest employees.
Maybe I’m one of the only people who doesn’t have a government job?