but (adv.)
merely, only
3H6 III.i.80[First Keeper to King] we were subjects but while you were king
CE IV.i.33[Angelo to Antipholus of Ephesus, of Second Merchant and the money] he is bound to sea, and stays but for it
E3 I.i.93[Prince Edward to Lorraine] I hold thy message but as scurrilous
Ham V.ii.318[Claudius to all] I am but hurt
JC V.v.55[Strato to Messala, of Brutus] The conquerors can but make a fire of him
Oth IV.i.87[Iago to Othello, of Cassio] I say, but mark his gestures
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