just; only; merely;
She called on us merely for the sake of courtesy.
It is merely a pretense.
My opinion hasn't been well thought out and is only for your reference.
Believe me, it's the least I can do, a mere trifle.
I wasn't the only one asking questions
I knew she was just flattering me.
It's true that I seem to have forgotten you, but it only seems that way.
It's just a suggestion
I had only bruised my knee
It's only a scratch.
This is only one side of the matter.
I was just piggybacking on Stokes's idea
I just wonder what you make of all that
I can't help feeling that this may just be another of her schemes
I'm only flesh and blood, like anyone else.
I just live in hope that one day she'll talk to me
I wanted to kill him, but instead I just threw him out of the house
Be careful she's not just using you
He told some lies and sometimes just embroidered the truth
It was just an ordinary weekend for us.
This is not merely a matter of wording.
You need not flare up merely because I mentioned your work.
The authorities have been too pusillanimous in merely condemning the violence.
When I finally posed the question, 'Why?' he merely shrugged.
He was not a dishonourable man, he was merely a professional.
It is merely [ simply] a matter of time.
By pushing aside unpleasant thoughts they merely repress these thoughts
She had no appetite, and merely toyed with the bread and cheese.
Ben had merely changed his shirt
I merely glanced over his letter.
The Council was merely given a condensed version of what had already been disclosed in Washington.
It merely underlines our rather more nonchalant attitude to life.
He merely said,“ H'm ”, and went away.
You are merely reciting facts that you have learned by rote.
I am merely reporting what he said.
Music is merely an enhancement to the power of her words
Taxation is not popular in principle, merely acceptable in context
For many the philosophy was merely a fashion, and the novelty soon wore off
He is titular head, and merely signs laws occasionally.
He merely cleared and concreted the floors.