To the exclusion of anyone or anything else
Indicating an exception
Indicating a limitation
It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
She objected at first, but finally submitted.
He said no more, but expressed his resignation to cruel fate by a gesture.
Such a pleasant day and evening should have ended with a restful night and happy dreams, but it didn't.
We were sadly in the way, but that did not interfere with our pleasure in the least.