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Definition of mear

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1. mere [ a ] being nothing more than specified
Examples: "a mere child"

Used in print:

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Because he interprets the primitive state of man as one of mere potentiality or capacity and believes that Adam and Eve were created as children , Irenaeus often seems inclined to extenuate their disobedience as being `` due , no_doubt , to carelessness , but still wicked '' .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

Theirs is no mere lack of sympathy , but something closer to the passionate hatred that was directed against Fascism .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

The argument against this last approach is comparable_to that which rejects stories about hoop_snakes , about snakes that break themselves into many pieces and join up again , or even of ghosts that chase people out of graveyards ; the mere piling_up of testimony does not prove , to the scientific mind , the existence of hoop_snakes , joint_snakes , or ghosts .

(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

The diameter of this bronchial_artery was much too large for it to be a mere vasa_vasorum ( figs. 16 , 23 , 24 ) .

Certainly , the mere fact of failing to demonstrate them in one or another species does not conclusively deny their existence in that species .

Synonyms mere Related Terms specified

2. mere [ a ] apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
Examples: "only the bare facts" "shocked by the mere idea" "the simple passage of time was enough" "the simple truth"

Used in print:

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

Certainly external forces should not be applied arbitrarily out of mere power available to do so .

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

The mere fact that the tall figure with the rifle and field_glasses had been seen riding that way was enough to frighten three rustling homesteaders out of the Upper_Laramie country in a single week .

Synonyms mere simple bare Related Terms plain

3. mere [ n ] (British) a small pond of standing water

Synonyms mere Related Terms pond UK

Rhymes with

mere meir smear emir amir premier premiere vermeer cashmere kashmir

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