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Definitions for merely
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. merely, simply, just, only, butadverb

    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. merelyadverb

    Wholly, entirely.

  2. merelyadverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merelyadverb

    purely; unmixedly; absolutely

  2. Merelyadverb

    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. Doctor Who:

    Logic merely enables one to be wrong with authority.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Roadblocks sometimes merely indicate that you should come back later.

  3. Markus Huber:

    At this stage ... it is still unclear if the current up-move has run its course or if this is merely a 'normal' and much-needed consolidation before the next leg higher.

  4. Voltaire:

    It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.

  5. State Anthony Blinken:

    Each of these actions threatens the rules-based order that maintains global stability, that’s why they’re not merely internal mattersand why we feel an obligation to raise these issues here today.

Images & Illustrations of merely

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. ravening
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. eminent
    • D. unsealed

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