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Synonyms for mere

considered apart from anything else

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being nothing more than specified

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apart from anything else

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Was her encouragement of the poor pedagogue all a mere sham to secure her conquest of his rival?
Therefore, although the originators of these systems were, in many respects, revolutionary, their disciples have, in every case, formed mere reactionary sects.
these walls are solidly put together;" and here, through the mere phrenzy of bravado, I rapped heavily, with a cane which I held in my hand, upon that very portion of the brick-work behind which stood the corpse of the wife of my bosom.
And just as the lily is repeated in the lake, or the eyes of Amaryllis in the mirror, so is the mere oral or written repetition of these forms, and sounds, and colors, and odors, and sentiments a duplicate source of de" light.
It was mere vain egoism, and it was moreover, if she liked, a morbid obsession.
The students were making progress in learning books and in development their minds; but it became apparent at once that, if we were to make any permanent impression upon those who had come to us for training we must do something besides teach them mere books.
If he had been less absorbed in his own interests, he might have remembered that mere gossip is not always to be despised.
To Pete's visible distress she turned to the mere boy, bringing him speedily from a terrific rage.
His present visit was in mere perfunctory compliance with some order of a court in which Mr.
In the mere detail of voice intonation I practised almost perpetually till the voice of my new self became fixed, automatic.
So Sir Bedivere told the King how truly this time he had cast away the sword, and how an arm "clothed in white samite, mystic, wonderful," had caught it and drawn it under the mere.
There once lived, in a sequestered part of the county of Devonshire, one Mr Godfrey Nickleby: a worthy gentleman, who, taking it into his head rather late in life that he must get married, and not being young enough or rich enough to aspire to the hand of a lady of fortune, had wedded an old flame out of mere attachment, who in her turn had taken him for the same reason.
In point of grazing, plunging, oblique, or enfilading, or point-blank firing, the English, French, and Prussians have nothing to learn; but their cannon, howitzers, and mortars are mere pocket-pistols compared with the formidable engines of the American artillery.
Such expressions as that famous one of Linnaeus, and which we often meet with in a more or less concealed form, that the characters do not make the genus, but that the genus gives the characters, seem to imply that something more is included in our classification, than mere resemblance.
They may, however, say that we pay dearly for this by having the land covered with mere naked skeletons for so many months.