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MERELY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does merely mean? 

MERELY (adverb)
  The adverb MERELY has 1 sense:

1. and nothing more

  Familiarity information: MERELY used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MERELY (adverb)


Sense 1merely [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

And nothing more

Synonyms:

but; just; merely; only; simply

Context examples:

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

Pertainym:

mere (apart from anything else; without additions or modifications)


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