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It is merely a guideline for some common items found during the inspection of typical one and two family residential construction.
Too often in experimental psychology the results merely serve to validate a hunch rather than prove a relationship.
It was meant to illustrate a political point of view, not merely to inform.
When you're nature's ideal killing machine, perhaps color vision is merely an unnecessary affection.
It isn't cruel what happens next, it is merely a form of being caught.
He is merely a frugal academic, not a financial professional.
Where his uppity energy once inspired the country's voters, today it seems merely to annoy.
But others said that there was no conspiracy to unearth, and that the case represented merely a unique instance of bad judgment.
Mention of tomatoes, of course, merely added problems to the puzzle.
Inflation creates no new wealth, but merely pares down the mountain of debt to reasonable levels.
We are not interested in selling out to an oil company, merely to see our patents and technology suppressed.
Furthermore, the tossed vehicles get sold and reused, merely transferring the pollution somewhere else.
The court's decision has no value as a precedent, because it is merely a decision not to take up the case on its merits.
Not content merely to make movies, they have also owned a good number of the theaters in which they are shown.
Most people were merely thinking of replacing one type of carpeting plant with another that required less water.
By failing to buy insurance, an individual is merely inactive.
We were excited to see an inexpensive contender in this category, but a little testing revealed it to be merely cheap.
No one needs to, and no one should, accept evolution merely as a matter of faith.
It is not merely a product of convergence, technology's latest buzz word used to describe the combining of existing technologies.
Rather, it is intended merely as a weekly summary of significant police reports and arrests.
Friction merely increases the total amount of contact and separation that occur.
With government cameramen filming over his shoulder, the official did his best to act as if he were merely upholding the law.
The spending on military operations is merely the tip of a vast fiscal iceberg.
Nor were these edits merely recommended.
On a good day, one merely wastes too much time in the car.
Of course, this is merely what people say in theory.
To generate lift, a bird has merely to tilt its wings, adjusting the flow of air below and above them.
To say the problem is merely the power of organized labor is too simple-minded.
However, scientists found that getting a clear signal wasn't merely a matter of listening in on one electrode.
White is merely the retina's response to being bombarded by all the colors of the rainbow.
At other sites there were merely traces of past angelic visits: feathers, for example.
Trademarks are merely the right to indicate the origin of a product or service.
Words matter because they are not merely an expression of thought but the way to thought itself.
Of course, this is merely a survey, and not an election.
Progressives did not merely seek to use government as an instrument of reform.
The mechanical arms that have long been a mainstay of manufacturing are merely complex tools in comparison.
The transaction identification number is merely a tracking number.
Addressing the rumor at this stage, he and others felt, merely appeared to legitimize it.
More and more, though, the rich are setting themselves apart with affectations that communicate wealth merely by suggestion.
Etiquette, remember, is merely a collection of forms by which all personal contacts in life are made smooth.
But such avoidance, they say, is merely a symptom of a poorly designed tax system.
Without this, it is merely speculation that need further examination.
Childhood is more than merely a springboard to adulthood.
Computers, for instance, cannot match our ability to recognize a friend from a distance merely by the way he walks.
Happy stories of the winners are trumpeted, but vast majority of losers merely get their time and money wasted.
At the solstice, it's merely the sun's low position that makes for our shortest day.
The merely blind have the window of their ears, the merely deaf listen through their eyes.
Little began work on the comic in 2002 and estimates he posted merely 10 pages by the end of 2003.
Mergers are more likely to work when a company chooses a partner that fits well, rather than one that is merely available.
Colleges should also invite speakers who reflect diverse viewpoints-and not merely as academic window dressing.
And hundreds of unwary-or merely unlucky-explorers have lost their lives attempting to probe their secrets.
He was merely the loudest member of a growing crowd of market cheerleaders.
Today, however, digital quantum batteries are merely a patent-pending research concept.
But each antibiotic is merely a stopgap, its success a challenge to microbial resourcefulness.
Note that the idea of a merit hiring system does not mean merely that excellence is given some recognition.
The production of items and provision of services are merely by-products of those efforts.
The saltine doesn't merely serve as thrifty butter extender, as handy where's-the-thermometer crispiness insurance.
More than merely ineffective, farm policies impose substantial harm.
It is not merely inhumane killing that is wrong, but inhumane treatment in life must be equally wrong.
The committee will not consider you, so you're merely wasting its time as well as your own.
The wild dogs seem to be merely loping along, even as they match the impalas' blazing speed.
But this sentence isn't merely inconsistent with the paragraph.
Manufacturing is not merely about giving people jobs.
But many scientists are coming to think that sensory input may merely revise ongoing internal activity in the brain.
The stakes are now too high merely to show the injustice of the conventional wisdom.
Yet it was merely a point of contention, not a big fight.
If a dog attempts to climb up on a can while the cart is parked at the curb, the can merely spins around without upsetting.
The government contends that graft is not increasing: it is merely that more is coming to light as the industry is restructured.
Whether it reshapes the discipline or proves merely to be the flavor of the decade, a professor ought to know about it.
Once thought to be merely dim-witted creatures of the past, dinosaurs have proven to be intriguing and diverse.
The event is merely observed in a different way depending on the observer s frame of reference.
Negative action is also more likely to be repeated than merely reciprocated, which is why it spreads more effectively.
Real chimeras merely have two or more groups of cells with distinct sets of genes.
Alas, he does not tell us if he knows of such a tribe or if he has merely dreamed it up.
Design is inseparable from the article to which it is applied and cannot exist alone merely as a scheme of surface ornamentation.
The digger merely seemed to exercise his imagination in reverse.
Many of the diseases that used to kill us now merely afflict us.
But the clients of stockbrokers have, in aggregate, merely taken home their dividends.
These behaviors and potential causes are in no way exhaustive, and they are merely examples.
He contended that the larger animals were merely lying on top of the younger ones.
It says that the company wasn't merely allowing people to gamble illegally but also stealing money from its customers.
New is that they did not merely suggest it, but they did it.
Your size not merely affects appearance, but also the actual quality of life.
We prefer the hardship of realizing citizenship in this city to the convenience of merely yearning for it.
But they were not merely books of extracts from newspapers.
In such cosy prisons minds don't merely wander, they race.
Electric aviators are merely adapting a new power source to well-proven ideas and designs.
The judge might seriously consider merely suspending sentence and ordering the prisoner's deportation.
Yet it is not merely that poor people tend to be unhealthy while everyone else is well.
The researchers found that the corresponding area activates almost as strongly when subjects merely think about one or the other.
These people are not merely awake but also partly aware.
Crazy narratives-that lend what is merely in you, and therefore soon-to-be-repeated, the fleeting illusion of logic and cause.
In a great editor's hands, all these elements are merely the marble from which a masterpiece must be uncovered.
The other changes to the joint regulations are merely editorial or to clarify existing requirements.
Beauty is neither extended to the whole field of all living things nor merely enclosed in this field.
To the untrained eye, the painting is merely an array of abstract lines and circles.
Merely having the specs for a product doesn't mean a copycat will make a quality item.
Happily for me the dive is brief, merely involving inspection of the bomb.
The fee required from the utility to get the loan is merely to shield the government from default risk.
The article is merely a mathematical exercise that has nothing to do with the human spirit.
They merely reflect mutations that happened to arise and spread in one area.
Every beer-soaked summer rock festival is merely a pale imitation.
Photograph people being active, rather than merely posing, and take enough time to put the subject at ease.
The attorney-general's ruling that there was no evidence of wrongdoing merely provided face-saving cover for his inevitable exit.
They are merely bully pulpits from which the faculty can address the largely independent and powerful administration.
Monkeys were able operate the arm merely by thinking.
The latter would indicate a clear effort to cut consumption, while the former could merely be a result of declining prices.
Telecommuting is no longer merely something that the phone company is trying to sell you.
He wasn't merely imitating nature, he was adopting its mechanism: chaos dynamics.
But such things are ultimately without importance, merely distracting.
We identified with people merely going off to work, never to return.
Perhaps you merely get your thrills cleaning house the cheapest, greenest way.
The subject merely drags items from a list to one of several category bins.
We merely have to pay close attention to the words used in the argument.
But what she wears and who attends the wedding are merely the beginning of the story.
It will be merely settling an open question of law as every court frequently does.
What is going to provide real benefit to future recipients, as opposed to satisfying the merely curious.
Others, well, their actions range from merely pointless to ludicrously tragic.
We know that air and water belong to all mankind and not merely to industrialists.
They were released into the yards only every few days, and in groups of merely five.
Yet, the younger group stand sharply and definitely apart; they are not merely of a younger generation but of a different age.
If this were done merely in marketing materials, it might be tolerable.
But he's wrongheaded to think that merely because science demonstrates something, society will take action.
Mirages dance over the valley, making it seem that the green plants shimmering below are merely an illusion.
More violent and frequent storms, once merely a prediction of climate models, are now a matter of observation.
Ethanol is merely a scapegoat for big food retailers and big oil.
Of course that merely means that the formative mechanisms are currently unknown.
It may wish to seem restrained, but it is merely unstated.
Some say the report merely confirms common sense.
In the past the state reacted by confiscating dishes on rooftops, which led merely to fresh orders.
Brands shown on this list are merely suggestions, and there are no guarantees.
The same used to be true of merely learning about such things.
Merely walking through an upper-caste neighborhood is a life-threatening offense.
Never was sea creature or bird officially targeted merely for the crime of living in the air or sea.
After all, a static magnetic field is merely an electromagnetic wave with a frequency of zero.
At this point, opinions become split about whether the loss of determinism is real, or merely apparent.
They merely see the giant lashing out, often in ways that make an already horrible situation worse.
The stars didn't merely model, but engaged in some real acting.
Nor is it less easy to prove that tendency-wit as far as technique is concerned may be merely the wit of words.
Merely counting pennies is no way to measure national prowess.
He lavishly appointed his interiors, in striking contrast to the merely functional look of shops up to that point.
Merely adjusting the legal age up or down doesn't work-we've tried that already and failed.
They are certainly the obvious but a blind study, merely to dismiss the thought would be interesting.
Someone's size not merely affects the look, but also the overall quality of life.
They are merely artists' conceptions designed to entertain.
The boys, however, render the movie not merely exhausting but fulfilling.
So this time, we merely asked our kids where they liked to go the most.
Planets orbiting stars beyond the sun are labelled merely with the name of the star and a suffix letter.
What heretofore was merely private gossip, limited to small networks of individuals, is now published for all.