only too

idiom

: very or completely
He knew only too well what it meant to go to war.
They were only too ready to give up and go home.

Examples of only too in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such precipitous loss of power became, in public discourse, intimately bound with immigration and race — rhetoric that continues to play out today — and politicians were only too keen to deflect the blame for societal ills on people of color. Balaji Ravichandran, Washington Post, 12 June 2024 Henceforth, the United States would be encouraged to ostracize and isolate the Islamic Republic, and the Clinton administration was only too willing to oblige. Ali M. Ansari, Foreign Affairs, 29 May 2024 But there is another Eric, one only Vincent can see — a metaphor for his doubts and failures, one only too happy to remind him of them. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 28 May 2024 Or maybe this is just an industry that is only too happy to take public dollars, but when push comes to shove cares more about Louisville and Belmont than Charm City. Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, 13 May 2024 For a company that has been laser-focused on engagement and time spent, the deal is only too logical. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 May 2024 That’s naturally a bigger issue for Macron, who was only too happy to turn on the charm with Xi, delving into his own playbook of building personal rapport with even antagonistic world leaders. TIME, 8 May 2024 On one side, the Glass House, transparent and entirely self-possessed, a work of modernist daring framed in steel and inspired, as Johnson was only too happy to admit, by the designs of his hero, the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Christopher Hawthorne, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2024 And hotels are only too happy to accommodate this growing interest. Chadner Navarro, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Dec. 2023

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“Only too.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/only%20too. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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