Quotes of mere

  1. All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity. That's the difference between mere theater and performance art. – Jack Bowman
  2. We want a vernacular in art. No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity with individual variety which can be developed among people politically and socially free. – Walter Crane
  3. IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction. – Carl Clinton Van Doren
  4. Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars- mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? – Richard P. Feynman
  5. Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. – Henry Ford
  6. The here -and -now is no mere filling of time, but a filling of time with God. – John W. Foster
  7. The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it. – Henry Hazlitt
  8. Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter mush. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order. – Robert Jackson
  9. The mere fact of an American being present could help save the lives of innocent people. That's why I believe in the importance of bearing witness, to become a voice for the voiceless. – Bianca Jagger
  10. Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep -herding. – Ezra Pound
  11. A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great. – Joshua Reynolds
  12. The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark. – Elihu Root
  13. The proposition of an established classification of states as slave states and free states, as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern, as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary, and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit. – William H. Seward
  14. The mere process of growing old together will make our slightest acquaintances seem like bosom friends. – Logan Pearsall Smith
  15. A person's mere propinquity to others independently suspected of criminal activity does not give rise to probable cause to search that person. – Potter Stewart

Usage examples for mere

  1. A mere man of fashion! – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  2. It must have been a mere piece of spite because you would not stay. – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  3. " No; I heard it by mere accident from another person. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  4. He was the first I'd give up to for mere poetry. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  5. The mere talking about the old woman would be of no service. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  6. It was a mere note, and I thought the corporal said, " From the lieutenant, sir." – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  7. " You just have to watch him as if he were a mere child. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  8. Mere examination of school children does little good. – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  9. Even mere girls and children have it. – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell
  10. Is she a mere girl, to be 'led astray'? – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  11. Why, I'm a mere child. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  12. As for a mere change of scene," that's quite uncostly. – The Return by Walter de la Mare
  13. " By a mere accident, and very simply," replied the justice. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  14. By mere luck Evie had escaped that shock of the party, but the original one, the seven or eight years' old one, remained. – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  15. The slavery question is a mere excuse. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  16. As a mere parliamentary leader, his standing was low. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  17. Mere friends, are we? – Esther by Henry Adams
  18. True, the change was only a breath- a mere shadow. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  19. You don't think this a mere dream? – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  20. Mere want of money. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith

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