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に過ぎない [にすぎない] (nisuginai)
    Meaning: nothing more than
    Example: nothing more than a rumor
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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にすぐない can also be replaced by だけ or ただ.
 
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ex #288   あれは大混乱期の始まりに過ぎない 
That was nothing more than the start of a period of great confusion.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #3291   それはに過ぎない 
Thats nothing but a dream.  
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(dc)
ex #3848   ある手紙で彼は、「人生は一瞬の夢に過ぎない」と言っている。  
In one letter he remarks, "Life is but a dream".  
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(dbx)
ex #3849   その新聞の発行部数は競争紙の三分の一に過ぎない 
The circulation of the newspaper is only one-third that of its competitor.  
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(dbx)
ex #3850   それじゃ女は大きく育った子供に過ぎない 
Women, then, are only children of a larger growth.  
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(dbx)
ex #3851   サンフランシスコの人口は、ニューヨークのわずか10分の1に過ぎない 
San Francisco is only one-tenth as populous as New York.  
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(dbx)
ex #3852   ルチアーノは大声援を背負って戦えるかもしれないが、彼はまだヒヨコに過ぎない 
Luciano might have the crowd behind him, but he's still wet behind the ears.  
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(dbx)
ex #3853   雨林は地面わずか2%をしめるに過ぎないが、世界の野生の動植物、及び昆虫の半分以上の種類がそこで生息している。 
Although rain forests make up only two percent of the earth's surface, over half the world's wild plant, animal and insect species live there.  
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(dbx)
ex #3854   永久的な平和など幻想に過ぎない 
Permanent peace is nothing but an illusion.  
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(dbx)
ex #3855   我々の世界は宇宙のほんの小さな一部分に過ぎない 
Our world is only one small part of the universe.  
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(dbx)
ex #3856   君の計画は砂上の楼閣に過ぎないよ。 
Your scheme is like a multistoried building built on the sand.  
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(dbx)
ex #3857   恒久的な平和など幻想に過ぎない 
Permanent peace is nothing but an illusion.  
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(dbx)
ex #3858   私の考えでは、恒久的な平和など幻想に過ぎない 
In my opinion, permanent peace is nothing but illusion.  
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(dbx)
ex #3859   私は貧しい農民に過ぎない 
I am nothing but a poor peasant.  
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(dbx)
ex #3860   前のやっていることは現実からの逃避に過ぎない 
All you're doing is trying to escape reality.  
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(dbx)
ex #7090   大丈夫です。ただ、ちょっと疲れたにすぎません 
It's alright. I 'm just a little tired.  
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(赤毛)

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    赤毛In #3853 浮フ should be 面 instead.
    Ex #3857 and Ex #3858 are too close from Ex #3854.
    In notes にすない should be replaced by にすない.
     

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