mere mere  /ˈmɪr/


  1. (n) a small pond of standing water
  2. (adj) being nothing more than specified
  3. (adj) apart from anything else; without additions or modifications



  1. The jury found Speck guilty after a mere 49 minutes of deliberation and he was sentenced to the electric chair.
  2. On March 11, 2002, when they turned it on, the engineers did something no mere mortal had ever done before: they created the Earth.
  3. He moved his fellow workers away from mere wage claims and toward a central, daringly political demand: free trade unions.


  1. Poll: Which team do you think will win Game 7?

    The San Antonio Spurs were mere seconds away from capturing the franchise’s fifth NBA title on Tuesday night. But thanks to a furious Heat rally, which featured a lively (and headbandless) LeBron James and was highlighted by Ray Allen’s game-tying 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds remaining in regulation, the Spurs face the tall task of trying to become the first road team to win an NBA Finals Game 7 ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. This Strange, Beautiful, Indescribable New Media Technology Just Won The World's Top Ad Award

    To call the Barbarian Group's "Cinder" project a mere "coding platform," — which, technically, it is — is a huge injustice. It's more like a massive multi-media animation dashboard for gigantic outdoor spectacles. But it also works in one-off apps on iPads. (See video below.)
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Manu Ginobili and the Spurs ‘Devastated’ After Game 6

    The San Antonio Spurs were mere seconds away from claiming a fifth NBA championship last night. They somehow let it slip away, and now they must pick themselves up and try to win Game 7 in Miami.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Slam


  1. "Although the court's decision in this case might be seen as a mere adjunct to Heller," Justice Stevens wrote, "the consequences could prove far more destructive - quite literally - to our nation's communities and to our constitutional...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source:

  2. "Democrats haven't scheduled so much as a committee hearing for Donald Berwick but the mere possibility of allowing the American people the opportunity to hear what he intends to do with their health care is evidently reason enough for this...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

  3. "Fidelity to your Christian roots, fidelity to the church's mission in the Holy Land, demands of each of you a particular kind of courage: the courage of conviction, born of personal faith, not mere social convention or family tradition,"...
    on May 10, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Los Angeles Times

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