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mere·ly

 (mîr′lē)
adv.
And nothing else or more; only: Their simultaneous arrival at the party was merely a coincidence.

merely

(ˈmɪəlɪ)
adv
only; nothing more than
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.merely - 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"

merely

adverb only, but, just, simply, entirely, purely, solely He was far from being merely a furniture expert.

merely

adverb
Nothing more than:
Translations
مُجَرَّدا، فَقَط
jenom
blotkun
csakcsupán
einungis
zgolj

merely

[ˈmɪəlɪ] ADVsimplemente, solamente
she's merely a secretaryes simplemente or solamente una secretaria, no es más que una secretaria
I was merely suggesting thatestaba simplemente or solamente sugiriendo que ...
this merely aggravates the problemesto lo único que hace es agravar el problema
I merely said thatsólo dije que ..., lo único que dije era que ...
she merely shruggedella se limitó a encogerse de hombros
she merely smiledsonrió nada más, se limitó a sonreír

merely

[ˈmɪərli] adv (= only) to do sth merely because ... → ne faire qch que parce que ...
We accept these ideas merely because they have never been challenged → Nous n'acceptons ces idées que parce qu'elles n'ont jamais été mises en question.
to constitute merely ... [+ part, percentage] → ne représenter que ...
The brain constitutes merely three per cent of body weight → Le cerveau ne représente que trois pour cent du poids du corps.
to be merely ... (= just) → n'être que ...
He's merely a good friend → Ce n'est qu'un bon ami.
He was far from being merely a furniture expert → Il était loin de n'être qu'un expert en meuble.
January was merely a month away → Janvier n'était que dans un mois.
not merely ... but ... → pas simplement ... mais ...
His were not merely crimes of theft but of violence against elderly people → Ses crimes n'étaient pas simplement des larcins mais des actes de violence envers des personnes âgées.

merely

advlediglich, bloß; it’s not merely broken, it’s ruinedes ist nicht bloß kaputt, es ist völlig ruiniert

merely

[ˈmɪəlɪ] advsoltanto, semplicemente, non... che

mere

(miə) adjective
no more than or no better than. a mere child; the merest suggestion of criticism.
ˈmerely adverb
simply or only. I was merely asking a question.
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Merely tell me, my own darling, that I am not to shrink from heavy interest, and I will not shrink from it, I will not shrink from it--nay, I will shrink from nothing.
It is not therefore founded for the purpose of men's merely [1281a] living together, but for their living as men ought; for which reason those who contribute most to this end deserve to have greater power in the city than those who are their equals in family and freedom, but their inferiors in civil virtue, or those who excel them in wealth but are below them in worth.
And his choice fell on a beauty belonging to the Court, who not merely belonged to the circle into which he wished to be accepted, but whose friendship was coveted by the very highest people and those most firmly established in that highest circle.
The manufacturers have learned that this taste is merely whimsical.
Sun Tzu said: The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing up their numbers.