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We're making good progress, but we've still got a long way to go.
Anna's a highly intelligent girl, but she's rather lazy.
a simple but effective way of filtering water
What we are about to do is perfectly legal. But please don't discuss it with anyone.
It was a very complicated operation. But I don't want to bore you with all the details.
There's also the question of how we're going to pay for this, but we can discuss that some other time.
She does nothing but grumble all day long.
I refuse to discuss my medical history with anyone but Dr Grant.
There's no alternative but to scrap the whole plan and start again.
We can but guess at the extent of the problem.
Several Japanese companies already operate in the UK – Nissan, Honda, Fujitsu, to name but a few.
What a stupid thing to do! But then I've always thought Colin was a bit of a fool.
No one ever listens to what I say, but then I'm only the junior clerk.
My name was last but one on the list.
My sister lives next door but one (=there is one house between my house and hers).
There was no doubt but that the poor girl had committed suicide.
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