- without admixture; purely.
- altogether; entirely.
Examples from the Web for merely
Later reports say that authorities claimed to be merely escorting him back to his house arrest.
“It was not merely the work in which he had constantly grown happier that he saw taken from him,” Howells notes.
The final question we should ask: are they pursuing justice and the rule of law, or merely silencing those who embarrass them?Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous”|Kevin M. Gallagher|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Rathod noted, SIX is not supposed to be merely the opposite of ALEC.
I hope I can be forgiven for finding this echo more than merely coincidental.
Thus my memory was really correct; I had merely forgotten the experience to which it referred.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
Infinite—this word is by no means the expression of a clear idea: it is merely the expression of an effort to attain one.
Latent heat is therefore not dissipated, it is merely transformed and has taken on the form of molecular elasticity.Landmarks of Scientific Socialism|Friedrich Engels
Yet he merely looked at me with his trust-me-and-test-me expression.The Prairie Child|Arthur Stringer
It seemed indeed as if she merely coquetted with the point, and Captain Jackman noticed it.A Tale of Two Tunnels|William Clark Russell