mere

All Adjective Noun
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  • Mere weeks after their live debut, the band felt ready to record the album.
  • Fighting from the back of a horse was much more difficult than mere riding.
  • He felt as though his work was being seen as a mere suggestion.
  • It does not include mere proposed institutions for which no instrument was ever signed.
  • He died a mere six months into his reign.
  • The conflict between art and life was no mere fiction in Russia.
  • Now she felt that speech had been the merest act of justice to herself. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 34, August, 1860, by Various
  • It was only the merest chance we found out anything about it. Cited from Two Boys and a Fortune, by Matthew White, Jr.
  • And even the merest child could see that he thought the world of Mary. Cited from Spread Eagle and Other Stories, Gouverneur Morris
  • She did not know, however, that this was an attempt on her own life, not a mere accident.
  • Courts are the mere instruments of the law, and can will nothing.
  • Problems have been raised for this view because the mental states seem to be reduced to mere physical causes.
  • It was the merest chance her being able to take them in for that one night. Cited from The Children's Pilgrimage, by L. T. Meade
  • Other critics have suggested that social justice is more complex than mere equality of opportunity.
  • The merest accident might now mean death or life -- life, if the girl still lived! Cited from Darkness and Dawn, by George Allan England
  • She eventually finds the courage to do so, becoming a mere duck again.
  • His death came mere months before the death of his Predecessor.
  • To him, stories represented much more than mere entertainment.
  • A mere half hour later, the ship disappeared beneath the ocean.
  • It was through the merest accident that I saw these two men again. Cited from Aylwin, by Theodore Watts-Dunton
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Synonyms of mere

Meaning of mere

  • noun A small pond of standing water