- adj.仅仅，只不过; 小的，轻微的; 纯粹的;
- n.小湖，池塘; 〈英〉边境（线）;
- 复数: meres;
- 最高级: merest;
The problems went deeper than mere teething difficulties.
Macmillan must have loathed being judged as a mere appendage to domestic politics.
The mere mention of John had touched a very raw nerve indeed.
He's a mere slip of a lad compared to his brother.
The American came from behind to snatch victory by a mere eight seconds.
In Poland, the faith has always meant more than mere religion.
Believe me, it's the least I can do, a mere trifle.
I think their crime is a blacker one than mere exploitation.
The President's visit to the slums was a mere pose.
It was mere waste of breath to argue with a person in so unreasonable a state of mind.
They were mere puppets manipulated by other men.
They were mere apprentices to piracy.
The boss kissed the other performers off as mere amateurs.
The stream had thinned down to a mere trickle.
What he has said is a mere commonplace view.
The trial was a mere farce.
This agreement, if not implemented, is a mere scrap of paper.
Mere talk and no action won't do.
He is already assured of the job and his interview is a mere formality.
It is a mere coincidence that they see eye to eye on this point.
His religion was a mere pretence.
No historical phenomenon is a mere repetition of the past.
At the mere thought of him her heart began to beat fiercely.
They regarded the labouring class as a mere means to the maintenance of the rest.
All this is mere hearsay.
A mere verbal statement is of no help.
The quarrel rose from a mere trifle.
I am a mere beginner.
The mere sight of food turned his stomach.
His love was a mere sham; what he really wanted was her money.
The fact that participants were willing to substitute part of a food item for the mere prospect of a relatively small monetary award is interesting, says Reimann.
Adults chose the smaller portion on the mere promise of a future award.
a mere skeleton of traditional textbooks
How much is today's spirit of harmony a change from our more turbulent past? A mere generation ago, parentchild relations were described as the generation gap.
What Nijay didn't realize about his school—Tennessee State University — was its frighteningly low graduation rate: a mere 29 percent for its first-generation students.
It is actually something deeper than mere happiness: it is joy, which the monk（僧侣）David Steindl-Rast describes as "that kind of happiness that doesn't depend on what happens.
The independence created by philosophical insight is—in my opinion—the mark of distinction between a mere artisan (工匠) or specialist and a real seeker after truth," Einstein wrote in 1944.
Another part of the study suggests far more is at stake than the mere expression of views.
On a mere 1/10 of an acre in Los Angeles, Loe and her family grow, can(装罐) and preserve much of the food they consume.
2015年高考英语湖北卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
The median number(中位数) of speakers is a mere 6000, which means that half the world's languages are spoken by fewer people than that.
2018年高考英语全国卷I 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Two of the authors of the review also made a study published in 2014 which/that showed a mere five to 10 minutes a day of running reduced the risk of heart disease and early deaths from all causes.
2018年高考英语全国卷I 语法填空 原文
While household robots today do the normal housework, social robots will be much more like companions than mere tools.
2015年高考英语天津卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
We are amazed today at the mere number of plays produced, as well as by the number of dramatists writing at the same time for this London of two hundred thousand inhabitants.
1. a small pond of standing water
1. being nothing more than specified;
"a mere child"
2. apart from anything else; without additions or modifications;
"only the bare facts"
"shocked by the mere idea"
"the simple passage of time was enough"
"the simple truth"