Crossword clues for merely
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Merely \Mere"ly\, adv.
Purely; unmixedly; absolutely.
Ulysses was to force forth his access, Though merely naked.
Not otherwise than; simply; barely; only.
Prize not your life for other ends Than merely to oblige your friends.
Syn: Solely; simply; purely; barely; scarcely.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
adv. 1 (context obsolete English) wholly, entirely. (16th-20th c.) 2 (context focus English) Without any other reason etc.; only, just, and nothing more. (from 16th c.)
Usage examples of "merely".
We will enumerate now some things that are tolerated and yet are in accord with laws of divine providence, by which, however, the merely natural man confirms himself in favor of nature and against God and in favor of human prudence and against divine providence.
Nagoya and hundreds of casualties, and afterwards there began a frantic dumping of accumulated goods abroad, to pay not merely for munitions but for such now vitally essential imports as Australian meat and Canadian and American corn.
Although he suspected the accusatory look resulted more from frustration than anger, when Marguerite merely shrugged and laid back against her pillow, Germaine concluded they had taxed her limited strength enough for one day.
But the waters were full of low-tide shallows where the ships ran aground, and the coastline was confusing because what seemed to be harbors were merely straits between islands and the coast, and what seemed to be straits sometimes proved to be the wide mouths of shallow rivers.
However, Professor Schleiermacher was a specimen of that noble type of scientific men to whom gold was merely the rare metal Au, and diamonds merely the element C in the scarcest of its manifold allotropic embodiments.
Our adversaries do not deny that even here there is a system of law and penalty: and surely we cannot in justice blame a dominion which awards to every one his due, where virtue has its honour, and vice comes to its fitting shame, in which there are not merely representations of the gods, but the gods themselves, watchers from above, and--as we read--easily rebutting human reproaches, since they lead all things in order from a beginning to an end, allotting to each human being, as life follows life, a fortune shaped to all that has preceded--the destiny which, to those that do not penetrate it, becomes the matter of boorish insolence upon things divine.
His sole interest lay in getting one Captain Alicia DeVries not merely ambulatory but fully reconditioned, and his was clearly an obsessive personality.
It merely sought to annoy us into leaving, so it could have our wounded.
The necklace that had merely annoyed her for the last few days, now gave her the willies.
I reached to a pitcher of daru, annoyed that those who remained upon sufferance would dare to doubt-and then merely held the pitcher without pouring.
Its living-room was an immense annulus of glass from which, by merely moving along its circular length, any desired view could be had.
This measure had a anther reaching effect than merely giving the Union armies an increased supply of men.
The anthropogony of the Bible is merely a genealogy of a swarm escaping from the human hive which settled on the mountainous slopes of Thibet between the summits of the Himalaya and the Caucasus.
Several learned writers have strenuously labored to prove that the ground secret of the Mysteries, the grand thing revealed in them, was the doctrine of apotheosis, shaking the established theology by unmasking the historic fact that all the gods were merely deified men.
Madison contended that the powers of taxation and appropriation of the proposed government should be regarded as merely instrumental to its remaining powers, in other words, as little more than a power of self-support.