merely

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɪərli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmɪrli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mērlē)

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merely

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. is merely a [suggestion, coincidence]
  2. is merely [an illusion, a trick]
  3. is merely a [question, matter] of
  4. is (not) merely [another example, a case] of
  5. is merely for [show, decoration, display purposes]
  6. merely for your [convenience, benefit]
  7. I merely mean that
  8. I was merely [asking, trying to help]
  9. he merely [smirked, smiled, raised an eyebrow]
  10. not merely because [he was, of the]
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