not just/only/merely

idiom

: something more than
It is not just/only/merely a novel; it is a literary classic.

Examples of not just/only/merely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These sports and activities are now year-round with very few if any, long breaks not only to let the kids' bodies rest but to let our schedules rest as well. Sari Hitchins, Parents, 29 June 2023 Smolka went for a week in February, not only reuniting with her mother but also meeting four sisters, a brother and 10 nieces and nephews for the first time. Amanda Lee Myers, USA TODAY, 28 June 2023 The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Al.com Reports, al, 28 June 2023 The deflation of balloon skirts was roughly concurrent with a recessionary period, making this tendency for the toned down not only look right but also feel in step with the times. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 28 June 2023 All that not only gives you correct portions, but means a lighter pack and less waste to worry about in the outdoors. Mark Kennedy, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 June 2023 As Ancelet explains, those initial settlers not only made their home in Louisiana but embraced the way things already were, working with the Indigenous community to form a new way of life, rather than imposing their old. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 28 June 2023 This is not only absurd, but obviously and egregiously unfair. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, 28 June 2023 Of course, after Pearl Harbor, American sentiment changed, and Superman became a national hero, not only fighting Nazis in the comic books but with his image emblazoned on tanks and planes. Jay Michaelson, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2023 See More

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“Not just/only/merely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20just%2Fonly%2Fmerely. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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