They seemed huge to him, and it was all he could do to merely smile in return.
This was the man she would follow if he merely smiled.
She merely smiled, and told him he was a lucky man.
But when she tried to say this, Scott merely smiled.
She raised her eyebrows, waiting for a response, but he merely smiled.
The woman made no further move toward them; she merely smiled and chuckled.
I demanded, but he merely smiled, and offered me his arm.
The younger girls laughed, but the older sister merely smiled.
His father merely smiled and said, "We should prepare for dinner now."
He gave her a sharp glance, but she merely smiled and turned away.