one of the only


: one of very few : one in a small class or category
That was one of the only times I ever saw my father cry.
This is one of the only places in the world where the plant is found.

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Recent Examples on the Web The filings offer one of the only windows into the financial interests of the Supreme Court justices and their spouses, providing a modicum of transparency to an otherwise highly opaque branch of government. Devin Dwyer, ABC News, 7 June 2024 The film follows a kamikaze pilot named Kōichi Shikishima (Ryunosuke Kamiki), who after deciding to land on Odo Island rather than sacrifice himself for the war becomes one of the only survivors of a Godzilla attack on the island. Wes Davis, The Verge, 1 June 2024 The company, which grew to prominence during the Covid-19 pandemic as the maker of one of the only molecular at-home tests for the virus, has been teetering on the edge of insolvency for months. Brittany Trang, STAT, 22 May 2024 Some of the sampled areas are so remote that helicopters are one of the only ways to access them. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 22 May 2024 But her deadpan response to Daniel’s insistence that their spouses are imposters is one of the only outright hilarious moments in the film. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 18 May 2024 Chris Algieri, who has a Bachelor’s degree, is one of the only championship boxers who has reached that level of education during his pro career. Walter Villa, Miami Herald, 17 May 2024 The Lost Coast, a Northern California trail on many a hiker’s bucket list, is one of the only coastal backpacking opportunities in the contiguous United States. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 Police say the weapons are one of the only tools that officers have to keep themselves safe in volatile settings. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024

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“One of the only.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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