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merely

merely Sentence Examples

  • Ed merely looked at them and then back at Carmen.

  • Had anyone actually told her that or had she merely assumed it?

  • I think she was merely directing the comment at you because she thought you might want to know.

  • Their differences couldn't be merely heritage.

  • He was merely admiring it.

  • For a moment he merely stared at her, his expression unreadable.

  • He merely wanted to establish his authority, so the others would follow his lead.

  • Was it merely personality conflict or sibling rivalry?

  • It merely confirmed that she had left childhood behind... quite gracefully.

  • Maybe that pathway merely led to a barn.

  • Maybe he was merely overprotective.

  • Obviously his remark was merely a prelude to a lecture.

  • 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?

  • Maybe he was merely angry because she had gone wandering in the woods after he had warned her against it.

  • Was it merely another game he was playing with her mind?

  • He merely asked if she was alright.

  • She knows men are attracted to her beauty, but she doesn't realize it's merely what gets them to her door.

  • He wasn't trying to be rude; he was merely fending off an uncomfortable subject.

  • At that moment it occurred to her that Michael merely enjoyed a good chase.

  • Was she merely a female to hold for the evening - or was this what he had been trying to tell her for so long?

  • She was merely dedicated.

  • A quick look revealed the speedometer was nearing the ninety mark - or did it merely look like it from her seat?

  • Then you don't know if he was merely giving you an opportunity to leave.

  • Fritz and Royce exchanged knowing glances and Pete merely nodded.

  • It wasn't merely chance that Bordeaux had found her.

  • Circumstances had merely presented the perfect opportunity.

  • If he had buttered up to her, it was merely to make his job easier.

  • She plodded on, willing herself to take each step, not thinking of the miles to go, but merely getting through one more painful step.

  • Apparently he was merely looking for companionship - his kind.

  • Was it merely coincidence that her lease would be up next Friday and the landlord was raising the rent?

  • He was merely a private person - private and unsociable.

  • I was merely expressing a personal opinion.

  • When she reminded him that he was going over the thousand-dollar figure he had thrown out, he merely shrugged.

  • He was merely trying to get her to go out more.

  • Maybe she and Mary were merely his friends.

  • Was she blinded by love now, or had she merely been unobservant before?

  • Had it meant anything at all to Cade, or was it merely a moment of desire?

  • In jest, he stated that Jonathan was merely seeking the best fashion example he could find.

  • 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.

  • At Jonathan's inquiring look, she merely said, "Something doesn't feel right."

  • This was merely a test for him.

  • Later, when Katie asked what happened, she merely said it didn't work.

  • Her words were accompanied by a punch to his arm, one that merely earned her an impatient look.

  • On three occasions, he merely influenced his victims, quickly fed, and made them forget him.

  • Kissing had always been merely a means to an end for him, but not with Elisabeth.

  • She acted graciously with all the guests, yet he could pick up subtle nuances that affirmed whether she was speaking to someone who genuinely understood art, or a snob who merely bought it to be in vogue.

  • She was not merely singing; she was experiencing the music.

  • You see, you have merely delayed my rule.

  • I merely wanted to help.

  • There was no point in responding, so Carmen merely shrugged and followed Alex to one of the kidding stalls.

  • She could play him like a fiddle - or was Alex merely that amiable?

  • Unsure how to respond, she merely stood there, hands at her side.

  • Was he merely a change in pace?

  • 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?

  • They were fully dressed and he was merely rubbing her back.

  • Unable to trust her voice, she merely shook her head.

  • The fact that Alex stopped to see Lori merely gave Carmen time to get cleaned up.

  • No, you assumed that - and I merely kept my mouth shut.

  • Is this the speech you prepared for your sister, or is it merely self-serving advice?

  • Was she rationalizing, or was it merely sound judgment?

  • Was she encouraging Alex to assume a paternal role, or was she merely old-fashioned enough to think that men and women had specific roles?

  • The contentment that consumed her body and soul wasn't merely the satisfaction of lovemaking.

  • Maybe it was always like that on honeymoons, but the passion that she assumed would go away merely intensified.

  • She gazed up at him, silently questioning his response, but he merely reached down and lifted her into his arms.

  • Yet, why was it that when a woman married a man with money and merely washed his clothes, cooked his meals, cleaned up after him and tended his stock... why did people think he was taking care of her?

  • They would learn those things with or without children, but they could enjoy the intimacy of them much better when it was merely the two of them.

  • Princess was up and down, obviously in pain, but Alex merely checked her over and proclaimed everything normal.

  • Tim mimicked her, but Jim merely nodded his head quickly twice.

  • He was trying to put the pieces together now — a job that would be difficult enough if she merely stood back and watched.

  • I thought about it and realized I was merely accepting it — and holding it over your head.

  • Or would she be merely submitting to his lawful privileges?

  • "Alex," she called anxiously, but he merely shook his head at her.

  • I'm sure, in his mind; he's merely disciplining her.

  • Was she merely looking for someone to blame if the decision was wrong?

  • What dismay she felt at Jonny's first killing a week ago had slid into understanding that the Black God was merely becoming what he was.

  • When Rissa merely nodded, accepting the insult, he felt the urge to shake sense into the oblivious woman.

  • He was merely protecting his investment.

  • He was still watching her – probably wondering what he had done to irritate her – maybe even wondering if she was upset or merely busy.

  • Obviously that was merely a ploy.

  • Maybe Sam was merely being spontaneous or maybe her intent was flattery.

  • Did he actually think she would enjoy brute force, or was that merely an excuse?

  • Had he said something to his father about their issue, or had Senor Medena merely picked up on the tension between them?

  • More than a declaration of love, it was a statement of commitment – or was she merely fooling herself about that?

  • Was it merely all the stress?

  • But he didn't want the inheritance - or was he merely reluctant?

  • Maybe the loneliness he saw in her eyes was merely a reflection.

  • His interest was obvious, so he merely smiled.

  • Maybe it was merely a personality conflict with his secretary.

  • Was her position at the office merely the creation of a doting father?

  • It sounded reasonable, but was she merely rationalizing?

  • He was merely another passenger.

  • Or was she merely getting that lonely?

  • He was merely a friendly neighbor practicing southern hospitality.

  • After all, he was merely doing his job - playing out a part that probably meant a lot to his career.

  • He was merely doing what he was being paid to do.

  • He was merely watching over her - or was he?

  • I was merely noting the difference between men and women.

  • His tone indicated that it merely was a statement of fact.

  • Was it merely pride that held his silence, or had he discovered that life without her wasn't so bad after all?

  • Xander wasn't at all satisfied with merely kissing her.

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