Your starboard worm is listless; it merely slaps the water.
Protestant unionist leaders, however, said the Governments had merely slapped Sinn Fein on the wrist.
The second goblin at least managed to get its club in the way, though the ranger merely slapped the blocking weapon aside and stabbed the creature hard in the belly.
The supply of whistles had run out, which worried some of the less competent kids, but Theo Force had Dart demonstrate how fast she could come to their aid if they merely slapped the water hard with both hands.
He merely slapped them aside.
Even when she got him, hard, with her knee--it would have killed some men--he merely slapped her face, and got on with his personal satisfaction.
His Democratic colleagues, eager to retain control of the Senate, merely slapped his wrist.
This included a feeding hardly worthy of the name "mensal performance" (he merely slapped nutrients into his cloak-lining, and let the cloak feed him intravenously).
Confronted with blatant examples of how the chairwoman of the Housing Authority, Laura Blackburne, violated the public trust, Mayor David Dinkins merely slapped her on the wrist.