Had it meant anything at all to Cade, or was it merely a moment of desire?
Maybe she and Mary were merely his friends.
In her view the aim of every religion was merely to preserve certain proprieties while affording satisfaction to human desires.
A quick look revealed the speedometer was nearing the ninety mark - or did it merely look like it from her seat?
Maybe it was merely love that made her view him that way, but considering all the second and third glances he got from other women, she doubted it.
She plodded on, willing herself to take each step, not thinking of the miles to go, but merely getting through one more painful step.
No, you assumed that - and I merely kept my mouth shut.
Then you don't know if he was merely giving you an opportunity to leave.
He was merely a private person - private and unsociable.
He was merely trying to get her to go out more.
Even these revolvers can merely succeed in damaging a few of their wooden bodies, and after that we will be at their mercy.
But, answers one, by merely paying this tax, the poor civilized man secures an abode which is a palace compared with the savage's.
Was she blinded by love now, or had she merely been unobservant before?
They were fully dressed and he was merely rubbing her back.
And if the civilized man's pursuits are no worthier than the savage's, if he is employed the greater part of his life in obtaining gross necessaries and comforts merely, why should he have a better dwelling than the former?
Was she always misinterpreting his intent, or was he merely quick-witted enough to think of a good excuse on the spur of the moment?
If he had buttered up to her, it was merely to make his job easier.
At Jonathan's inquiring look, she merely said, "Something doesn't feel right."
Was she merely a female to hold for the evening - or was this what he had been trying to tell her for so long?
Later, when Katie asked what happened, she merely said it didn't work.
Was it merely another game he was playing with her mind?
And we are always most glad of what we not merely see our friends enjoy, but of what we give them to enjoy.
I am not merely civil to him but obey him like a corporal, though I am his senior.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
At that moment it occurred to her that Michael merely enjoyed a good chase.
Was it merely a facade, or did he always have a clear view of where he was headed and the confidence to get him there?
The fact that Alex stopped to see Lori merely gave Carmen time to get cleaned up.
The vicomte merely shrugged his shoulders.
It would not take place because the commanders not merely all recognized the position to be impossible, but in their conversations were only discussing what would happen after its inevitable abandonment.
She walked the length of the living room expecting to feel that iron grip again, but he merely followed her out the door.
It is merely necessary to select some larger or smaller unit as the subject of observation--as criticism has every right to do, seeing that whatever unit history observes must always be arbitrarily selected.
When, having bought the coat merely with the object of taking part among the people in the defense of Moscow, Pierre had met the Rostovs and Natasha had said to him: Are you remaining in Moscow?...
But when he returned to the house convinced that Moscow would not be defended, he suddenly felt that what before had seemed to him merely a possibility had now become absolutely necessary and inevitable.
If he were now to leave Moscow like everyone else, his flight from home, the peasant coat, the pistol, and his announcement to the Rostovs that he would remain in Moscow would all become not merely meaningless but contemptible and ridiculous, and to this Pierre was very sensitive.
Nicholas was in such good spirits that this merely amused him.
When he met her again in Voronezh the impression she made on him was not merely pleasing but powerful.
To him Davout was not merely a French general, but a man notorious for his cruelty.
When Princess Mary heard from Nicholas that her brother was with the Rostovs at Yaroslavl she at once prepared to go there, in spite of her aunt's efforts to dissuade her--and not merely to go herself but to take her nephew with her.
Bennigsen's note and the Cossack's information that the left flank of the French was unguarded were merely final indications that it was necessary to order an attack, and it was fixed for the fifth of October.
The whole battle consisted in what Orlov-Denisov's Cossacks had done: the rest of the army merely lost some hundreds of men uselessly.
He not merely did nothing of the kind, but on the contrary he used his power to select the most foolish and ruinous of all the courses open to him.
In both cases his personal activity, having no more force than the personal activity of any soldier, merely coincided with the laws that guided the event.