one condition

one condition

[′wən kən‚dish·ən]
(computer science)
The state of a magnetic core or other computer memory element in which it represents the value 1. Also known as one state.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"I will implore his majesty to sign your marriage-contract, but on one condition."
They are the good Samaritans that find us robbed of all our dreams by the roadside of life, bleeding and weeping and desolate; and such is their skill and wealth and goodness of heart, that they not only heal up our wounds, but restore to us the lost property of our dreams, on one condition,--that we never travel with them again in the daylight.
I gave him my promise, on one condition. "If I fail to find the person," I said, "will you undertake to help me?"
My wife saw your rampion from the window, and felt such a longing for it that she would have died if she had not got some to eat.' Then the enchantress allowed her anger to be softened, and said to him: 'If the case be as you say, I will allow you to take away with you as much rampion as you will, only I make one condition, you must give me the child which your wife will bring into the world; it shall be well treated, and I will care for it like a mother.' The man in his terror consented to everything, and when the woman was brought to bed, the enchantress appeared at once, gave the child the name of Rapunzel, and took it away with her.
The executioner also readily acquiesced in the proposal, making only one condition, -- that of being paid in advance.
"I would only make one condition," pursued the old prince.
"I'll give you my word - my sacred promise, Rattray - on one condition."
One condition was imposed as a sine qua non upon every candidate for admission into the association, and that was the condition of having designed, or (more or less) perfected a cannon; or, in default of a cannon, at least a firearm of some description.
'Oh, certainly, Sir King,' she replied, 'I can quite well do that, but on one condition, which if you do not fulfill you will never get out of the wood, and will die of hunger.'
The Biscayan was so bewildered that he was unable to answer a word, and it would have gone hard with him, so blind was Don Quixote, had not the ladies in the coach, who had hitherto been watching the combat in great terror, hastened to where he stood and implored him with earnest entreaties to grant them the great grace and favour of sparing their squire's life; to which Don Quixote replied with much gravity and dignity, "In truth, fair ladies, I am well content to do what ye ask of me; but it must be on one condition and understanding, which is that this knight promise me to go to the village of El Toboso, and on my behalf present himself before the peerless lady Dulcinea, that she deal with him as shall be most pleasing to her."
"In return for all this we asked but one condition: that was, that you should embrace the true faith, and conform in every way to its usages.
"Yes, but on one condition -- that we begin by the coadjutor.

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