And Romney as Remainderman is not a function of mere circumstance, but an artifact of explicit calculation.
Business questions are raised—who starts a PE firm and bails on it in a matter of mere months?
The best we mere doctors usually hope for is time with aides of varying seniority.
Perhaps Mr. g deserves the compassion of the mere mortals he created.
Decades later, the mere mention of his name would bring tears to her eyes.
But until that time comes, you must look upon me as a mere spectator.
Eudora was a mere infant when Phidias bought her of a poor goatherd in Phelle.
They are in the mere passage of events, having to do neither with heights nor depths.
It is a wonder to me they all do not give in, as many are mere skeletons.
During the struggle France was reduced to a mere shell of her former power.
c.1400, "unmixed, pure," from Old French mier "pure" (of gold), "entire, total, complete," and directly from Latin merus "unmixed" (of wine), "pure; bare, naked;" figuratively "true, real, genuine," probably originally "clear, bright," from PIE *mer- "to gleam, glimmer, sparkle" (cf. Old English amerian "to purify," Old Irish emer "not clear," Sanskrit maricih "ray, beam," Greek marmarein "to gleam, glimmer"). Original sense of "nothing less than, absolute" (mid-15c., now only in vestiges such as mere folly) existed for centuries alongside opposite sense of "nothing more than" (1580s, e.g. a mere dream).
Old English mere "sea, ocean; lake, pool, pond, cistern," from Proto-Germanic *mari (cf. Old Norse marr, Old Saxon meri "sea," Middle Dutch maer, Dutch meer "lake, sea, pool," Old High German mari, German Meer "sea," Gothic marei "sea," mari-saiws "lake"), from PIE *mori- "sea" (cf. Latin mare, Old Church Slavonic morje, Russian more, Lithuanian mares, Old Irish muir, Welsh mor "sea," Gaulish Are-morici "people living near the sea").
-mere or -mer
Part; segment: blastomere, polymer.
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A suffix meaning "part" or "segment," as in blastomere, one of the cells that form a blastula.