Definition of merely in English:

Share this entry

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
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.