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Definition of Merely


  1. Purely; unmixedly; absolutely.
  2. Not otherwise than; simply; barely; only.

Merely Quotations

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Maya Angelou

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
William Shakespeare

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Mandela

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
Elsa Schiaparelli

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein
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Merely Translations

merely in French is ne que
merely in German is lediglich
merely in Italian is solamente
merely in Swedish is blott, endast, bara
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