KJV Dictionary Definition: mere
MERE, a. L. 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, n. L. mare. See Moor. A pool or lake.
MERE, n. Gr. to divide. A boundary; used chiefly in the compound, mere-stone.
MERE, v.t. To divide, limit or bound.
ME'RELY, adv. Purely; only; solely; thus and no other way; for this and no other purpose.
Price not your life for other ends
Than merely to oblige your friends.