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mere

1
1. Dialect or archaic a lake or marsh
2. Obsolete the sea or an inlet of it

mere

2
Archaic a boundary or boundary marker

mere

[mīr]
(hydrology)
A large pond or a shallow lake.
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Why do we judder to a halt at the merest dusting of snow?
The merest hint that the Anfield club are ready to sell their Spanish superstar will spark a pounds 50million chase for his services.
Has Britain really come to the stage where there are pocket atheistic bigots unable to stomach the merest mention of God?
In response to Tony Calvin's Christmas Eve letter, it is clear that Tony is as fiercely passionate about defending Betfair from the merest criticism as I am about trying to prolong the income streams for greyhound racing.
The week after you return to work is a high-wire act of waiting for the merest cough or sneeze somewhere in the office and knowing that there will be some buffoon who will turn to you and say: "Oh, Whitters, you've given me your cold.
The week after you return to work is a high-wire act of waiting for the merest cough or sneeze someone in the office and knowing that there will be some buffoon who will turn to you and say: "Oh, Whitters, you've given me your cold.
30pm last Friday they were spinning just as fast and there wasn't the merest hint of a breath of wind
SINCE the merest mention of vines, I've had dozens of letters about growing your own grapes outdoors to make wine.
So great is the climate of fear in this country over even the merest hint of inappropriate sexual behaviour - whether or not there is any evidence - that the most innocent of actions can easily be misinterpreted.
He certainly could have redeemed us with the merest thought or whispered word.
Add to this bubbling broth of bile a tablespoon of writer, a sprinkle of alcoholic and just the merest smidgen of aging sociopath and you have a rich recipe for riotous behaviour.
IT was akin to discussing the merits of blasphemy with the Pope but a few months ago had a wee debate with Martin O'Neill about Henrik Larsson's propensity to hit the deck like a sack of spuds at the merest hint of contact in the box.