A few days ago

Decency was but one.?

All the women were trying to get to the front. They yelled, cursed and moved unwillingly with the crowd. Elbows touched, bellies punched and dirty looks shot at each other. Decency was but one.

Could anyone help explain the last sentence grammatically? What does it mean?

Thanks a lot.

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A few days ago

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It sounds like “Decency” is the name of one of the women. By their behaviour, I don’t see any other way the word would rightfully fit in.

A few days ago
I guess that means there was only one decent person in the crowd, or only one person had decency! 🙂