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Usage examples for merely

  1. We'll merely say that he was taken ill. – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  2. " I come, madame, merely as a stand- between. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  3. It was merely that I happen to know some one in New York who had mentioned you- and done it in a way to make me think you were not- very old. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  4. But the professor was in no mood to do what was merely wise. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  5. The work of his life is merely play. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  6. I merely thought that if you knew the truth, you might help him. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  7. It was merely that Solomon hadn't looked in the right place. – The Tale of Solomon Owl by Arthur Scott Bailey
  8. It merely means that the lady is not at home to company. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  9. But he might have said that merely as a blind. – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  10. I was merely asking. – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  11. We merely hoped you might find a lead or two for us to work on. – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  12. Not that he wanted to ask his wife any questions: he merely wished to read her face. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  13. " Nor yet merely to see him! – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  14. " Here is your train coming in, sir," he merely said. – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  15. Now she was able to look at the evening as a whole, with herself merely a part of the whole. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  16. I need merely look at you. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  17. It surely cannot be merely that you are new here. – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  18. Miss Wangle merely stared. – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  19. She merely looked up at him as she went past. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  20. But he kept his thought to himself, and merely replied, as he took his hat: Probably you will desert me; you will find out how useless I am. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
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