adjective superlative merest (before noun)
- he's a mere employeehe's a mere childes un simple or mero empleadono es más que un empleadothe mere mention of his name makes me nervousno es más que un niñoit's a mere formalityla mera or sola mención de su nombre me pone nerviosaa mere six months agoes solo una formalidadno es más que una formalidades una mera or pura formalidad→ meresthace apenas seis mesesExample sentences
- 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.
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