Definition of merely in English:

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merely

Pronunciation: /ˈmirlē/

adverb

Just; only: she seemed to him not merely an intelligent woman, but a kind of soul mate
More example sentences
  • The boys had merely had a few drinks and a wee singsong, and things had gone slightly awry.
  • On opening the bag the victim found that it merely contained two bottles of water.
  • He said he pointed it at her and pulled the trigger merely in order to scare her, but a bullet was fired.
Synonyms
only, purely, solely, simply, just, but

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Syllabification: mere·ly

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