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  1. used for emphasizing that, although something is true, something else is also true or is more important

    Our apartment is not only centrally located, it’s near a park too.

    We need to talk about these problems, not simply assume they will resolve themselves.

    not only...but (also):

    There are problems not only with the students, but also with the teachers themselves.

    not only do/will/can etc:

    Not only can he make people laugh, he can make them cry as well.

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