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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 oblige your friends.   --Swift.
 Syn: -- Solely; simply; purely; barely; scarcely.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]