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ConjunctionEdit

only to

  1. Introduces the disappointing result of an effort that has largely been in vain
    He decided to run for the Presidency and campaigned the whole year, only to lose miserably in the primaries.

Usage notesEdit

The word “only” is followed by a phrase that starts with an infinitive verb.

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