not merely


used to say that one thing is true and that another thing is also true
He was not merely a great baseball player, he was also a great person.

Examples of not merely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the boards affected by the bill are often not merely innocuous groups that throw out ideas for policymakers to adopt. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial, The Mercury News, 4 June 2024 American workers are not merely victims of that life but the literal creators of it. Emily Harnett, Harper's Magazine, 26 Apr. 2024 Their fortunes reflect not merely adequacy of water flows in California rivers and bays, but water quality. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2024 Recommended That’s because Israel’s extraordinary success in fending off Iran’s unprecedented attack was not merely a testament to its own sophisticated air defenses. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Apr. 2024 Well, Singh’s comments went over like a patron talking on a cellphone here, not merely wrong, but an affront to what makes the Masters the Masters. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 16 Apr. 2024 The beautiful trick that Banks pulls off as the adult MJ is to embody, not merely mimic. Lisa Kennedy, The Denver Post, 12 Apr. 2024 Reagan sought to win, not merely manage, the Cold War. Matt Pottinger, Foreign Affairs, 10 Apr. 2024 Psychiatrists, Kunzel asserts, were not merely interested in caring for distressed patients or exerting their influence on the culture at large. Benjamin Ryan, NBC News, 8 Apr. 2024

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“Not merely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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