- On one side, it reduces the people depicted to mere entertainment value, insignificant frogs meant only for visual dissection.
- They are observed, your Honour, for a number of reasons, some of which may be historical, but basically they are mere insignificant courtesies.
- ‘I'm open-minded,’ he said, looking down at his shoes, the mere hint of a smile playing on his lips.
- Apart from the fact that his mere presence attracted a crowd of over 24,000, as well as live coverage on ABC television, he didn't make much of an impact on the game.
- To hold otherwise would be, in effect,… to convict a man on his thoughts, unaccompanied by any physical act other than the fact of his mere presence.
- The permanent features of our situation seem mere brute facts - to be endured or, if possible, gotten around.
Late Middle English (in the senses 'pure' and 'sheer, downright'): from Latin merus 'undiluted'.
Words that rhyme with mereadhere, Agadir, Anglosphere, appear, arrear, auctioneer, austere, balladeer, bandolier, Bashkir, beer, besmear, bier, blear, bombardier, brigadier, buccaneer, cameleer, career, cashier, cavalier, chandelier, charioteer, cheer, chevalier, chiffonier, clavier, clear, Coetzee, cohere, commandeer, conventioneer, Cordelier, corsetière, Crimea, dear, deer, diarrhoea (US diarrhea), domineer, Dorothea, drear, ear, electioneer, emir, endear, engineer, fear, fleer, Freer, fusilier, gadgeteer, Galatea, gazetteer, gear, gondolier, gonorrhoea (US gonorrhea), Greer, grenadier, hand-rear, hear, here, Hosea, idea, interfere, Izmir, jeer, Judaea, Kashmir, Keir, kir, Korea, Lear, leer, Maria, marketeer, Medea, Meir, Melilla, Mia, Mir, mishear, mountaineer, muleteer, musketeer, mutineer, near, orienteer, pamphleteer, panacea, paneer, peer, persevere, pier, Pierre, pioneer, pistoleer, privateer, profiteer, puppeteer, racketeer, ratafia, rear, revere, rhea, rocketeer, Sapir, scrutineer, sear, seer, sere, severe, Shamir, shear, sheer, sincere, smear, sneer, sonneteer, souvenir, spear, sphere, steer, stere, summiteer, Tangier, tear, tier, Trier, Tyr, veer, veneer, Vere, Vermeer, vizier, volunteer, Wear, weir, we're, year, Zaïre
nounBritish , chiefly literary
- Waters to head for include canals, rivers, gravel pits, lakes, ponds, meres and reservoirs.
- Little grebes breed on ponds, small lakes and meres, flooded gravel pits and beet factory settling ponds.
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch meer 'lake' and German Meer 'sea', from an Indo-European root shared by Russian more and Latin mare.
- This replicates a traditional Maori War Club used by Maori warriors of old.
- A Maori warrior made his mere of greenstone, an igneous rock, and ground one side to a sharp edge.
- The Mere (traditional Maori club) buried in the whales tail is a symbolic act of war.
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