eyes only

adjective

Definition of eyes only 

: to be read only by the person addressed

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Things get complicated when Lara Jean learns the letters, meant for her eyes only, were suddenly mailed to the recipients. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "11 YA Books to Read Before Summer Ends," 7 Aug. 2018 Swansea had sold their souls to the corporate conglomerates that had eyes only on the financial haven that was the Premier League. SI.com, "The Swans Come Home to Roost: Why Corporate Greed Means Swansea Deserve Relegation," 9 May 2018 The love notes, for Lara Jean's eyes only, wind up in the hands of her five crushes and chaos inevitably ensues. refinery29.com, "Netflix Just Announced Another Teen Rom-Com — & It May Be Its Best Yet," 21 June 2018 The cooking demonstrations, which will pair up culinary celebrities like Giada de Laurentiis and Hubert Keller with the likes of Warren G, the Harlem Globetrotters and Trisha Yearwood, are feasts for the eyes only. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "BottleRock 2018: Tips on how to rock Napa’s biggest music festival," 24 May 2018 Cohen wanted to write Hannity’s name on a piece of paper, put it in a sealed envelope and hand it to the judge for her eyes only. David Zurawik, baltimoresun.com, "Zurawik: Just when you thought Sean Hannity couldn't sink any lower ... enter the Michael Cohen conflict," 17 Apr. 2018 While many believe this match is designed to be Nakamura’s crowning moment in WWE, Styles’ eyes only see a chance to cement himself as one of the greatest to ever perform at a WrestleMania. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "AJ Styles Discusses Shinsuke Nakamura, His Injury Status and the Return of Daniel Bryan," 27 Mar. 2018 Fund earnings, by one estimate, could total around $16 billion by the end of this fiscal year, though lawmakers are eyeing only a fraction of that. Fox News, "Alaska residents see oil checks getting smaller, leading to showdown," 26 Mar. 2018 Fund earnings, by one estimate, could total around $16 billion by the end of this fiscal year, though lawmakers are eyeing only a fraction of that. Becky Bohrer, chicagotribune.com, "Battle brews over fund that feeds Alaskans' yearly oil check," 26 Mar. 2018

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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