Just; only: Gary, a silent boy, merely nodded
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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.
only, purely, solely, simply, entirely, just, but
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