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Definition of merely:

  1. Only; thus and no other way; simply.

Google Ngram Viewer results for merely:

This graph shows how "merely" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for merely:

  1. I merely mention it, you know; it's a little too far off, perhaps; but if you like it, it is quite at your service, I assure you.
  2. He did this unconsciously, merely because it was there.
  3. I know now that they were merely dishonest.

Quotes for merely:

  1. Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination. - Janet Frame
  2. Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat. - Hermann Goering
  3. Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential. - Joichi Ito
  4. So, as one sees, I by no means deprive my world of stubborn reality, if I merely call it a world of ideas. - Josiah Royce
  5. If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery. - Carter G. Woodson

Rhymes for merely:

  1. austerely, severely, sincerely.
  2. cavalierly.
  3. clearly, dearly, myrlie, nearly, yearly.
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