merely

All Adverb
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  • A legal name change is merely the first step in the name-change process.
  • And it is not enough to merely say it; we must live it.
  • A further change was soon made, so the ball merely passed through.
  • Even the enemy whom he serves has no respect for him, but merely uses him.
  • Not merely white women, but yellow and black women as well.
  • He wanted to "lead a completely human life and not merely one of knowledge."
  • It does not say the story was a lie, it merely provides contrary evidence.
  • The animals were not merely illustrated out of an interest in the natural world.
  • Some are merely places where farmers have collected stones removed from a field.
  • However, this definition is merely a starting point for his theory of art's value.
  • As he says, destruction did not stop, it was merely no longer his fault.
  • From then on the university declined to a merely regional institution with a very low status.
  • Feelings merely tell the individual what brings about pleasure and what brings about pain.
  • In fact they were referred to not as a queen but merely as the "wife of the king."
  • This foundation serves not only as the starting point merely as a basis for knowledge of the truth of existence.
  • As stated above, this is merely an honorary title involving no additional power.
  • We can now see that the whole becomes not merely more, but very different from the sum of its parts.
  • Originally, they were women who merely disguise themselves as men on Earth.
  • All other things, such as civic life or wealth, are merely means to the end.
  • I took little notice of this because I merely thought it was another checkpoint.
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Synonyms of merely

Meaning of merely

  • adverb And nothing more
    I was merely asking, it is simply a matter of time, just a scratch, he was only a child, hopes that last but a moment