Mere Mere (m[=e]r), a. [Superl. {Merest}. The comparative is rarely or never used.] [L. merus.] 1. Unmixed; pure; entire; absolute; unqualified. [1913 Webster]

Then entered they the mere, main sea. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

The sorrows of this world would be mere and unmixed. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Only this, and nothing else; such, and no more; simple; bare; as, a mere boy; a mere form. [1913 Webster]

From mere success nothing can be concluded in favor of any nation. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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