Example sentences of "can only [noun] " in BNC.

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1 Gould , forced to operate at the lower end of the transfer market as Coventry tighten their belts , can only gaze in wonder as Dalglish spends multi-millionaire Jack Walker 's money .
2 But remember it was Mrs Thatcher , who when she was arguing against the er European Monetary System , said you ca n't buck the markets , and ultimately that is true , or at least more precisely , you can only buck them at a cost , you can only buck it by buying or selling pounds , which messes up your money supply , or raising or lowering your interest rates at a time when you might not be wanting to do so .
3 If you choose the ‘ one direction ’ option , you can only wellie it in the direction you 're facing .
4 The Tories are , as in 1966 , once more devoid of ideas and can only resort to attacking and insulting the other parties .
5 Her lips are so swollen she is unable to eat and can only sip drinks through a straw .
6 No you ca n't , you , you only have , you can only hand write .
7 The decision can only fuel speculation that it is suffering badly in the heat of an overcrowded Sparc-compatible marketplace that it once had to itself .
8 Observe that the process is free to execute any of the corresponding SKIP guards ( unc and can only deadlock if it does execute one of these guards .
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