At the very least, as a matter of fact, as in I know only too well that I can't win the lottery. This usage was first recorded in 1817.
Very, extremely, as in I am only too glad to help. This usage was first recorded in 1899.
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But along with the cartoon funk is an all-too-real story of police brutality embodied by a horde of evil Pigs.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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From time to time Lockhart gave vent to a grim laugh, and Spivin displayed his feelings in a too-amiable smile.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
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Then she looked more hopeful as her eyes rested on Betty, who was sorting the contents of a too-crowded dresser drawer.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
Characteristically, this weakness seems to have taken the form of a too-generous estimate of his fellows.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger