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 Yet with no immediate end in sight to Myanmar’s structural problems, relations with the West are likely to remain difficult—and China is only too happy to play the role of the deep-pocketed, sympathetic partner. Sebastian Strangio, Foreign Affairs, 14 Apr. 2020 That’s something one Centennial family knows only too well. John Meyer, The Denver Post, 14 June 2024 As one of Victoria Secret’s most popular ever angels, Alessandra is only too aware of the value of her brand and was admittedly somewhat reluctant when Eric and Branden approached her to do some social media supper collaborations. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2024 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 See all Example Sentences for only too 

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“Only too.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/only%20too. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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