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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Merely  \Mere"ly\,  adv 
  1.  Purely;  unmixedly  absolutely. 
  Ulysses  was  to  force  forth  his  access  Though  merely 
  naked.  --Chapman. 
  2.  Not  otherwise  than  simply;  barely;  only. 
  Prize  not  your  life  for  other  ends  Than  merely  to 
  obige  your  friends.  --Swift. 
  Syn:  Solely;  simply;  purely;  barely;  scarcely. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adv  :  and  nothing  more  "I  was  merely  asking";  "it  is  simply  a 
  matter  of  time";  "just  a  scratch";  "he  was  only  a 
  child";  "hopes  that  last  but  a  moment"  [syn:  {simply}, 
  {just},  {only},  {but}] 

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