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adjective [only before noun] British English pronunciation: mere /mɪə(r)/ 
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  1. 1
    used for emphasizing that something is small or unimportant

    I've lost a mere two pounds.

    Her comments are mere opinion, not fact.

  2. 2
    used for emphasizing the importance or influence of something, although it seems like only a small thing

    The mere fact that he came to see her made her feel loved.

    the merest:

    Robert detected the merest sign of disapproval in her face.

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