Definitions for: Merely


[adv] and nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mere"ly, adv.
1. Purely; unmixedly; absolutely.

Ulysses was to force forth his access, Though merely
naked. --Chapman.

2. Not otherwise than; simply; barely; only.

Prize not your life for other ends Than merely to
obige your friends. --Swift.

Syn: Solely; simply; purely; barely; scarcely.

Synonyms: but, just, only, simply

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