- Our ideas today of discourse and archives must be radically modified and can no longer be defined as Foucault painstakingly tried to describe them a mere two decades ago.
- Was it a mere decade ago he was teaching me about history?
- A mere decade ago, we were all stupid, docile sheep.
- He saw her slim frame tense slightly, and the merest hint of a smile, but there was no reply.
- No sir, these are nameless ones without the merest hint of date or place.
- I want to do that slight nod of the head, the merest hint of a smile and have that: ‘we did it’ glow.
Late Middle English (in the senses 'pure' and 'sheer, downright'): from Latin merus 'undiluted'.
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- Cecilia's surname Dela-mere puns ingeniously: over the sea, but also over the mere or lake.
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.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
- 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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