Only a mere $15,000 in cash from the haul was never recovered.
And Romney as Remainderman is not a function of mere circumstance, but an artifact of explicit calculation.
Chasing after mere favorability and openness is an unbecoming act of desperation.
Business questions are raised—who starts a PE firm and bails on it in a matter of mere months?
As a child, cereal was more than mere packaged foodstuff; it was a passion.
But until that time comes, you must look upon me as a mere spectator.
A story of the mind, you mean,” said Mr Enderby, “not of the mere events of life?
They are in the mere passage of events, having to do neither with heights nor depths.
Even to you, I filled my first sheet with mere surface matter.
During the struggle France was reduced to a mere shell of her former power.
c.1400, "unmixed, pure," from Old French mier "pure" (of gold), "entire, total, complete," and directly from Latin merus "unmixed" (of wine), "pure; bare, naked;" figuratively "true, real, genuine," probably originally "clear, bright," from PIE *mer- "to gleam, glimmer, sparkle" (cf. Old English amerian "to purify," Old Irish emer "not clear," Sanskrit maricih "ray, beam," Greek marmarein "to gleam, glimmer"). Original sense of "nothing less than, absolute" (mid-15c., now only in vestiges such as mere folly) existed for centuries alongside opposite sense of "nothing more than" (1580s, e.g. a mere dream).
Old English mere "sea, ocean; lake, pool, pond, cistern," from Proto-Germanic *mari (cf. Old Norse marr, Old Saxon meri "sea," Middle Dutch maer, Dutch meer "lake, sea, pool," Old High German mari, German Meer "sea," Gothic marei "sea," mari-saiws "lake"), from PIE *mori- "sea" (cf. Latin mare, Old Church Slavonic morje, Russian more, Lithuanian mares, Old Irish muir, Welsh mor "sea," Gaulish Are-morici "people living near the sea").
-mere or -mer
Part; segment: blastomere, polymer.
|-mere or -mer |
A suffix meaning "part" or "segment," as in blastomere, one of the cells that form a blastula.