Part of speech: adverb

Only; solely.

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Usage examples "merely":

  1. Sometimes he merely said, " Well?" - "Leonore Stubbs", L. B. Walford.
  2. Father Tiebout merely asked me to tell you. - "Long Odds", Harold Bindloss.
  3. The time has gone by for merely asking for what we want. - "The Sowers", Henry Seton Merriman.