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merely

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Adverb
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mere=ly
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14 in 14 verses (in OT : 8 in 8 verses) (in NT : 6 in 6 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

merelyadv. 
  •  Purely; unmixedly; absolutely.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ulysses was to force forth his access,
    Though merely naked.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not otherwise than; simply; barely; only.  [1913 Webster]
    "Prize not your life for other ends
    Than merely to oblige your friends.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Solely; simply; purely; barely; scarcely.

THESAURUS

merely

after a fashion, alone, appreciably, at any rate, at best, at bottom, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, barely, basically, but, comparatively, detectably, entirely, essentially, exclusively, fairly, fundamentally, in a manner, in a way, in part, in some measure, incompletely, integrally, irreducibly, just, leastwise, mildly, moderately, modestly, not comprehensively, not exhaustively, only, part, partially, partly, plainly, pro tanto, purely, relatively, scarcely, simply, simply and solely, singly, so far, solely, somewhat, thus far, to a degree, to some degree, tolerably, totally, unanalyzably, undividedly, visibly, wholly

ROGET THESAURUS

merely

Smallness

N smallness, littleness, tenuity, paucity, fewness, meanness, insignificance (unimportance), mediocrity, moderation, small quantity, modicum, trace, hint, minimum, vanishing point, material point, atom, particle, molecule, corpuscle, point, speck, dot, mote, jot, iota, ace, minutiae, details, look, thought, idea, soupcon, dab, dight, whit, tittle, shade, shadow, spark, scintilla, gleam, touch, cast, grain, scruple, granule, globule, minim, sup, sip, sop, spice, drop, droplet, sprinkling, dash, morceau, screed, smack, tinge, tincture, inch, patch, scantling, tatter, cantlet, flitter, gobbet, mite, bit, morsel, crumb, seed, fritter, shive, snip, snippet, snick, snack, snatch, slip, scrag, chip, chipping, shiver, sliver, driblet, clipping, paring, shaving, hair, nutshell, thimbleful, spoonful, handful, capful, mouthful, fragment, fraction, drop in the ocean, animalcule, trifle, mere nothing, next to nothing, hardly anything, just enough to swear by, the shadow of a shade, finiteness, finite quantity, small, little, diminutive, minute, fine, inconsiderable, paltry, faint, slender, light, slight, scanty, scant, limited, meager, sparing, few, low, so-so, middling, tolerable, no great shakes, below par, under par, below the mark, at a low ebb, halfway, moderate, modest, tender, subtle, inappreciable, evanescent, infinitesimal, homeopathic, very small, atomic, corpuscular, microscopic, molecular, subatomic, mere, simple, sheer, stark, bare, near run, dull, petty, shallow, stolid, ungifted, unintelligent, to a small extent, on a small scale, a little bit, a wee bit, slightly, imperceptibly, miserably, wretchedly, insufficiently, imperfectly, faintly, passably, pretty well, well enough, partially, in part, in a certain degree, to a certain degree, to a certain extent, comparatively, some, rather in some degree, in some measure, something, somewhat, simply, only, purely, merely, at least, at the least, at most, at the most, ever so little, as little as may be, tant soit peu, in ever so small a degree, thus far, pro tanto, within bounds, in a manner, after a fashion, so to speak, almost, nearly, well-nigh, short of, not quite, all but, near upon, close upon, peu s'en faut, near the mark, within an ace of, within an inch of, on the brink of, scarcely, hardly, barely, only just, no more than, about, thereabouts, somewhere about, nearly, say, be the same, be little more or less, no ways, no way, no wise, not at all, not in the least, not a bit, not a bit of it, not a whit, not a jot, not a shadow, in no wise, in no respect, by no means, by no manner of means, on no account, at no hand, dare pondus idonea fumo, magno conatu magnas nugas, small sands the mountain, moments make the year.


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