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
While actual life on Pluto is highly unlikely, the mere presence of the ingredients for life is quite remarkable.The 5 best places to explore in the solar system—besides Mars|Neel Patel|August 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Taste buds can turn food from mere fuel into a memorable meal.Newly discovered cells in mice can sense four of the five tastes|Carolyn Wilke|August 13, 2020|Science News
Some of the disclosure documents the sellers turned over were based on mere visual inspections of the site.
Thompson said the high-rise would only need a $10,000 power wash, a claim that came from a mere visual inspection of the site and offered by one of the sellers.City’s Real Estate Assets Director Resigns Amid Scrutiny Over Ash Street Deal|Lisa Halverstadt and Jesse Marx|August 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The description came directly from one of the seller’s reports, which was based on a mere visual inspection of the site.City Botched High-Rise Deal from Acquisition to Renovation, Investigation Finds|Jesse Marx and Lisa Halverstadt|July 30, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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.