Definition of merely in English:

merely

Syllabification: mere·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈmi(ə)rlē
 
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adverb

  • Just; only: she seemed to him not merely an intelligent woman, but a kind of soul mate
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    • 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.
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Pronunciation: məˈlôrd
noun
used to address an English nobleman