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In Captain Joseph Pelham's mind there was only-one answer to this question,—that the lad should come to him.
BY THE SEAHEMAN WHITE CHAPLIN
In the first place the boys all spoke to him in that specially offensive you're-only-a-little-kid sort of way.
WAR AND THE WEIRDFORBES PHILLIPS
He called Murgatroyd, placed him before the communicator, and set it at voice-only transmission.
PARIAH PLANETMURRAY LEINSTER
If I had only had a pistol I would have shot him, but boy scouts don't carry pistols-only in crazy story books.
ROY BLAKELY, PATHFINDERPERCY KEESE FITZHUGH
She'd be hopeless in a sick-room; and this is a real keep-your-distance, Sundays-only sick-room, ain't it, Sarah Gamp?
THE HONOUR OF THE CLINTONSARCHIBALD MARSHALL
Madame—You know very well that I would not make an abuse of it-only a sou's worth.
MONSIEUR, MADAME AND BEBE, COMPLETEGUSTAVE DROZ
Then, for many moments, her face buried in Rosa Marie's neck, the only-half-civilized mother sobbed unrestrainedly.
THE ADOPTING OF ROSA MARIECARROLL WATSON RANKIN
You will find it nice and warm and dry-only dark; and you will know I am near you by every roll and pitch of the vessel.
AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WINDGEORGE MACDONALD
I knew now that I had been in love with Brown for months and had been miserable and restless because he was-only Brown.
THE LIGHTNING CONDUCTORC. N. WILLIAMSON
But I grant you it's just a little like it, only-what shall I say?
THE LAND'S ENDW. H. HUDSON

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