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CONJUNCTIONS. But varies in its position

But (like excepted and except) varies in its position. Similarly "only" varies with us: we can say either "one only" or "only one." “This very morning but.” B. J. Sad Sh. ii. 2. i.e. "only this morning."

“Where one but goes abreast.

for "but one" or "one only."

“But in these fields of late.

for "but of late."

“A summer's day will seem an hour but short.

“Betwixt them both but was a little stride.” SPENS. F. Q. ii. 7. 24.

“And when you saw his chariot but appear.

i.e. "his chariot merely" or "but his chariot."

“Your oaths are words and poor conditions but unseal'd.

i.e. "merely unsealed agreements."

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