Usage examples for mere

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