adjective, superlative mer·est.
- pure and unmixed, as wine, a people, or a language.
- fully as much as what is specified; completely fulfilled or developed; absolute.
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noun British Dialect.
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noun, plural mères [mer; English mairz]. /mɛr; English mɛərz/. French.
Example sentences from the Web for mere
These matters are not mere threats to abstract constitutional principles.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her Miss America win transcended mere superficial beauty standards.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Scalise spoke about taxes and government slush funds for a mere 15 minutes, Knight said.
Business questions are raised—who starts a PE firm and bails on it in a matter of mere months?
Human vision is as close as we mere mortals will ever come to having a genuine superpower.
All elements of expression modify each other, so that no mere rule can cover all cases.
All my musical studies till now have been a mere going to school, a preparation for him.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
And is this a mere fantastic talk, or is this a thing that could be done and that ought to be done?The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He said no more in words, but his little blue eyes had an eloquence that left nothing to mere speech.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The real experience has a magnetism of its own and will win above mere technicality whenever it has the opportunity.