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.

 

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