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01. Travel Vietnam on a [mere] $10 a day! Talk to one of our travel agents today!
02. The driver said he was [merely] trying to scare the dog off the road when he accidentally hit it, and killed it.
03. These shoes cost me a [mere] $25 at a second-hand store.
04. I'm not seeing Brigitte; she's [merely] a good friend.
05. She said she would be gone for at least an hour, but she returned after a [mere] 40 minutes.
06. Our modern, technological society is [mere] centuries old.
07. We feared he was very sick, but it was [merely] a bad cold.
08. He bought the car for a [mere] $500.
09. Maurice Maeterlinck once said, "All our knowledge [merely] helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing."
10. Francois de La Rochefoucauld once suggested that gratitude is [merely] the secret hope of further favors.
11. Kimon Nicolaides once observed that learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see, to see correctly, and that means a good deal more than [merely] looking with the eye.
12. British writer Oscar Wilde wrote that experience is [merely] the name we give to our mistakes.
13. There is a Tibetan proverb which states that words are [mere] bubbles of water, but deeds are drops of gold.
14. Lord Byron once remarked, "What's drinking? A [mere] pause from thinking!"
15. The first bottles of Coca-Cola sold for a [mere] 5 cents per bottle in 1899.
16. When energy is used, it doesn't disappear; it [merely] goes elsewhere or is changed into another form.
17. Someone once said that conversation is an exercise of the mind, but gossip is [merely] an exercise of the tongue.

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  • Mere — (m[=e]r), a. [Superl. {Merest}. The comparative is rarely or never used.] [L. merus.] 1. Unmixed; pure; entire; absolute; unqualified. [1913 Webster] Then entered they the mere, main sea. Chapman. [1913 Webster] The sorrows of this world would be …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Mere — (m[=e]r), n. [Written also mar.] [OE. mere, AS. mere mere, sea; akin to D. meer lake, OS. meri sea, OHG. meri, mari, G. meer, Icel. marr, Goth. marei, Russ. more, W. mor, Ir. & Gael. muir, L. mare, and perh. to L. mori to die, and meaning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English