What does merely mean?

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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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Chief Seattle:

    Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web of life We are merely a strand in it. What we do with the web, we do to ourselves...

  2. Kevin Killea:

    It is very important to understand here that that is a presumptive field test and it is not conclusive, and what those results tell us is merely the presence of that chemical.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person who finds own mind's satisfaction merely by going often to the place of worship needs introspection for deep correction in own life only.

  4. Mahatma Gandhi:

    A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  5. Alan Simpson:

    The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.

Images & Illustrations of merely

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    be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    • A. attend
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