merely

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merely /ˈmiɚli/ adverb
merely
/ˈmiɚli/
adverb
Learner's definition of MERELY
: only, just used to say that someone or something is small, unimportant, etc.
used to describe the only reason for something or the only effect of something

not merely

used to say that one thing is true and that another thing is also true
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