What does merely mean?

Definitions for merely
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. merely, simply, just, only, but(adverb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. merely(Adverb)

    Wholly, entirely.

  2. merely(Adverb)

    Without any other reason etc.; only, just, and nothing more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merely(adverb)

    purely; unmixedly; absolutely

  2. Merely(adverb)

    not otherwise than; simply; barely; only

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'merely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1332

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'merely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3103

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'merely' in Adverbs Frequency: #125

How to pronounce merely?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say merely in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merely in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of merely in a Sentence

  1. Mary Howitt:

    God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race - to enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affection; to give our shoulds higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles, and loving, tender hearts. My soul blesses the great Father, every day, that he has gladdened the earth with little children

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has intelligence watches movie for merely its story-line that touches own heart in real sense and certainly not for its lead actor's performance or its character's public appearance as celebrity.

  3. Prashant Agarwal:

    Faith is something that you cannot see but feel. Faith is that strength which helps you to survive even in the darkest of time. Having faith in yourself is having that belief for the things that you hope for and at the same time being faithful is the way you demonstrate your faith. Both of these factors differ from each other merely on the basis of your compassion. Having compassion within yourself will allow you to be faithful towards your work, towards your people and at the same time having faith, which builds compassion will lead you to become more generous and having both faith and compassion within yourself might not make your journey easy but it will definitely make it possible.

  4. Charlie Craig:

    In 2012, fiancs Charlie Craig and David Mullins attempted to order a cake to celebrate Charlie Craig and David Mullins upcoming wedding, from the Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colo. Jack Phillips, Jack Phillips, told Charlie Craig and David Mullins Jack Phillips would sell Charlie Craig and David Mullins any other baked goods in Jack Phillips store, but would not design a wedding cake because it was in conflict with Jack Phillips Christian beliefs. Charlie Craig and Charlie Craig and David Mullins filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which ruled in Charlie Craig and David Mullins favor, as did the Colorado Court of Appeals. In its determination in favor of Jack Phillips, the high court did not alter Colorado's anti-discrimination law, instead the case turned on the way in which the baker was treated by Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote,... some of the commissioners at the commission's formal, public hearings endorsed the view that religious beliefs can not legitimately be carried into the public sphere or commercial domain, disparaged Philips' faith as despicable and characterized it as merely rhetorical, and compared Justice Anthony Kennedy invocation of Justice Anthony Kennedy sincerely held religious beliefs to defenses of slavery and the holocaust. Charlie Craig, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, and the ACLU, which assisted in the case, agreed, on that part of the decision. We never disagreed about Charlie Craig religious convictions, we just think when you open the doors to the public, you have to serve everyone equally. Kristen Waggoner, Jack Phillips attorney, insists this isn't about discrimination, but religious freedom, which Kristen Waggoner said the high court affirmed. Jack Phillips said Jack Phillips lost 40 percent of Jack Phillips business after the initial lawsuit was filed six years ago. Jack Phillips has since been forced to lay off workers. Jack Phillips said Jack Phillips hopes the ruling will boost business.

  5. Victor Cousin:

    True philosophy invents nothing; it merely establishes and describes what is.

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