Definition of 'mere'
Example sentences containing 'mere'
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We forget that rock stars such as he are mere mortals like you and me. The Sun (2016)The pair are blessed with bodies the rest of us mere mortals can only dream of. The Sun (2016)It has been put out of reach for mere mortals. The Sun (2016)They are mere mortals, after all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This longevity was not mere good fortune. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That was more than a mere formality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We retain a zero tolerance for the merest hint of the wrong stuff. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The mere presence of chemical additives in food may cause some trace elements to become unavailable. Secrets of the Soil (1990)The mere mention of the boat is enough to raise the blood pressure of palace spin doctors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What if he hides under the duvet at the mere suggestion of some saucy antics? The Sun (2014)Which may suggest to others you are above mere mortal sanction. The Sun (2009)There is no neutral recognition of the mere fact of power. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The challenge is to sort good advice from mere prejudice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The merest hint of a smirk will render your lives miserable for months. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The mere presence of cameras was also sometimes enough to change the situation. Broken Lives (1993)The mere mention of both names conjures up memories of some famous battles over the years. The Sun (2011)The mere suggestion has long been his motivational oxygen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What can mere mortals do to me? Christianity Today (2000)The mere fact this is going on is making you feel uncomfortable. The Sun (2015)Not the merest hint of a trout pout. The Sun (2011)It is goods that are important; money and financial considerations are a mere formality. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)He would not go as far as confirming his appointment, but that appears to be a mere formality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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