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Definition of Merely

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

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein

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

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
John Wooden

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson
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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