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Just; only.‘Gary, a silent boy, merely nodded’
only, purely, solely, simply, entirely, just, butView synonyms
- ‘On opening the bag the victim found that it merely contained two bottles of water.’
- ‘Are we going to see more police on the beat for example, or are we merely funding more pensions?’
- ‘He merely savours his secret and waits until he can return, taking the boy water and food.’
- ‘It is not merely a question of blurring the lines between public and private life.’
- ‘It is not enough to merely imply that the whole thing is such a mess that you could not possibly do any worse.’
- ‘So if there are no eardrums around to be vibrated, there is no sound, merely waves in the air.’
- ‘I would say to your readers that I am a fond cat lover and I am merely making a valid point.’
- ‘The boys had merely had a few drinks and a wee singsong, and things had gone slightly awry.’
- ‘Their seaside conference was pencilled in as merely a stroll towards a second term.’
- ‘It would be easy to conclude that his politics were merely window dressing for mayhem.’
- ‘Something that works as a wonder drug on an animal might kill you, or merely have no effect at all.’
- ‘Unfortunately, without wishing to speak ill of him, let me merely say he is a lawyer.’
- ‘There has been much speculation that the Lions are merely keeping it all under wraps.’
- ‘It was no longer possible merely to turn up at the door on a whim, because you felt like a giggle all of a sudden.’
- ‘He said he pointed it at her and pulled the trigger merely in order to scare her, but a bullet was fired.’
- ‘They are now no longer pretty and sweet enough to carry it off and begin to look merely desperate.’
- ‘It will merely alert everyone else on the bus to the fact that you are irredeemably selfish.’
- ‘Unfortunately he is merely the head of a rabble of warlords who are firmly rooted in the past.’
- ‘It seems clear that its problems will not be solved merely by a makeover of what is already there.’
- ‘Instead of the body of a book, Horn merely offers us the picture and the poetry beneath.’
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