only when


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Adv.1.only when - never except when; "call me only if your cold gets worse"
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It was only when the same evening he came to their house before the theater, went into her room and saw her tear-stained, pitiful, sweet face, miserable with suffering he had caused and nothing could undo, he felt the abyss that separated his shameful past from her dovelike purity, and was appalled at what he had done.
Hirsch said later that she began to wonder what was going on only when she spotted the couple's picture, taken on a cruise two years ago, on the back of the quilt.