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merest is mere's Superlative

mere

US [mɪr]
UK [mɪə(r)]
  • adj.只不过;仅仅的;只凭…就足以;单单的;全然的;纯粹的
  • n.〈英〉边境(线);〈方,诗〉池沼;小湖;池塘
  • Web只不过的
Superlative:merest  Plural Form:meres  
merest
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adj.
1.
仅仅的;只不过used when you want to emphasize how small, unimportant, etc. sb/sth is
It took her a mere 20 minutes to win.
她只花了 20 分钟就赢了。
A mere 2% of their budget has been spent on publicity.
他们的预算开支只有 2% 用于宣传。
He seemed so young, a mere boy.
他看来那么年轻,只是个孩子。
You've got the job. The interview will be a mere formality.
你已经得到了这份工作。面试不过是个形式。
2.
只凭…就足以used when you are saying that the fact that a particular thing is present in a situation is enough to have an influence on that situation
His mere presence(= just the fact that he was there) made her feel afraid.
他当时在场,这就足以让她害怕了。
The mere fact that they were prepared to talk was encouraging.
他们愿意商谈,这就很不错了。
The mere thought of eating made him feel sick.
他一想到吃东西就觉得恶心。
The merest(= the slightest) hint of smoke is enough to make her feel ill.
最细微的一丝烟就能使她感到不舒服。
n.
1.
小湖;池塘a small lake

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