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Definition of Mere

Mere

  1. A pool or lake.
  2. A boundary.
  3. To divide, limit, or bound.
  4. A mare.
  5. Unmixed; pure; entire; absolute; unqualified.
  6. Only this, and nothing else; such, and no more; simple; bare; as, a mere boy; a mere form.

Mere Quotations

True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.
Ellen G. White

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Aristotle

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. - Norman Ralph Augustine
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Norman Ralph Augustine

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.
James Cash Penney

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind. - Johannes Brahms
Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.
Johannes Brahms
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Mere Translations

mere in Dutch is louter, enkel, bloot
mere in Portuguese is mero
mere in Swedish is idel, ren, blott och bar
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