She was merely exercising her rights of staying silent.
He wasn't complaining, he merely said that he was exhausted.
The leaders's speech had merely fogged the issue.
She didn't said a word - she merely smiled that insinuating smile.
She called the new building design unoriginal and said that it merely copied the ancient traditions.
Of her origins she did not say much, merely mentioning that her background was humble.
Patriarchy has not disappeared - it has merely changed form.
This medicine won't cure her - it merely reduces the pain.
These words don't have any meaning and are merely decorative.