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The police station was only 150 metres away.
The company was established in San Jose only eight months ago.
She was only 18, but she was as smart as someone twice her age.
The two men spoke with each other only briefly.
The cell-phone market makes up only a small part of the company’s business.
Everyone promised they would come, but in the end only Ted and Jack showed up.
The flowers grow wild only on the island of Maui.
She wouldn’t say where she was going – she only said she’d be back as soon as she could.
I only design the dresses, I don’t actually make them.
Only in this house do I feel safe and secure.
Nowadays she performs only on very special occasions.
They were being nice to Charlie only because they didn’t want to hurt his feelings.
David’s the only one of us who has a computer.
This is the only letter my father ever wrote to me.
My only reason for coming here was to see you.
Johnson was born in 1942, the only son in a family of six children.
The only people who understand the problem are the scientists.
The only thing we can do is wait and see.
Fiction is like real life, only better.
Her car is like mine, only it has four doors.
I met him for the first time only last week.
It is only now that the technology exists to transmit high quality images.
I picked some roses and only then did I notice that my mother’s favorite vase was missing.
Only when the government stops interfering will we see any improvement in our schools.
I can only express absolute disgust that any public official would act in such a dishonest way.
As a waiter earning $180 a week, he can only dream about buying a home of his own.
We can only suppose that there has been political pressure on him to make this decision.
I can only assume that an error was made when the report was being typed.
I tore open the box, only to discover that some of the parts were missing.
The company is only too aware of the risks involved.
They discovered that, unfortunately, the rumor was only too true.
I’d be only too happy to show you around the office.
You only have to look at all the people living on the streets to know that something has to change.
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