What does the word merely mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Only; solely.

Usage examples for merely

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