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MERE, adjective [Latin merus.] This or that only; distinct from any thing else.

From mere success nothing can be concluded in favor of a nation.

What if the head, the eye or ear repin'd

To serve mere engines to the ruling mind?

1. Absolute; entire.

MERE, noun [Latin mare. See Moor.] A pool or lake.

MERE, noun [Gr. to divide.] A boundary; used chiefly in the compound, mere-stone.

MERE, verb transitive To divide, limit or bound.