MERE . 1 . (From
See also:Lat. merits, pure, unmixed; O . Fr. mier), But during the years when he was producing his finest novels an adjective primarily indicating something pure and unmixed; he was practically unknown to the public . In 1849 he married thus " mere
See also:wine " implied pure and unadulterated wine, as Mrs Nicholls, daughter of
See also:Thomas Love
See also:Peacock, the novelist, " mere folly " expressed folly pure and
See also:simple .
See also:Modern usage a widow, eight years his
See also:senior, whose
See also:husband had been accidenhas, however, given both to the adjective " mere " and the
See also:tally drowned a few months after her first
See also:marriage (1844), adverb " merely " a deprecatory and disparaging idea, so that and who had one
See also:child, a daughter; but their married
See also:life was expressions like " the mere truth," a " mere statement of fact," broken by separation; she died in 1861, and in 1864
See also:Meredith &c., often convey the impression that they are far from being married
See also:Miss Vulliamy, by whom he had a son and daughter . " mere " in the sense of " entire " or " absolute," but are, on the His second wife died in x885 . Up to that
See also:time there is little to contrary, fragmentary and incomplete . The earlier idea of the record in the incidents of his life; he had not been " discovered " word is retained in some legal phrases, especially in the phrase except by an honourable minority " of readers and critics . " mere motion," that is, of one's own initiative without help or It must suffice to note that during the Austro-
See also:Italian War of
See also:suggestion from the outside . Another legal phrase is " mere 1866 he acted as
See also:special correspondent for the
See also:Post; right " (
See also:law Latin
See also:jus merum), i.e. right without possession. and though he saw no actual fighting, he enjoyed, particularly at 2 . A word which appears in various forms in several Teutonic Venice, opportunities for a study of the Italian
See also:people which he and other
See also:languages; cf .
Dutch and Ger .Meer . From the cognate turned to account in several of his novels . Towards the close Lat.
See also:mare are derived the Romanic forms, e.g . Fr. mer, Span.
See also:mar, of 1867, when his friend
See also:Morley paid a visit to
See also:America, &c.; the word appears also in the derivative "
See also:marsh " for Meredith undertook in his
See also:absence the editorship of the Fort-" marish "; the ultimate origin has been taken to be an Indo- nightly Review for Messrs
See also:Chapman &
See also:Hall . They were not only
See also:root, meaning " to die," i.e. to lie waste; cf . Sansk. the publishers of his books, but he acted for many years as their marts,
See also:desert), an
See also:arm of the
See also:sea or estuary; also the name
See also:literary adviser, in which capacity he
See also:left a reputation for being given to lakes, pools and shallow stretches of
See also:water inland. not only eminently wise in his selection of the books to be In the Fen countries a mere signifies a marsh or a
See also:district published, but both critical and encouraging to authors of nearly always under water. promise whose
See also:works he found himself obliged to reject . Thomas 3 . (Derived from an O . Eng., source, maere, a
See also:wall or
See also:Hardy and
See also:Gissing were among those who expressed boundary; cognate with Lat. mucus, a wall), a landmark or their grateful sense of his assistance . He was indeed one of the boundary, also an
See also:object indicating the extent of a
See also:property last of the old school of " publishers' readers." In his early without actually enclosing it . A special meaning is that of a married life he lived near
See also:Weybridge, and later at Copsham road, which forms a dividing
See also:line between two places .
A betweenEsher and
See also:Leatherhead, while soon after his second " meresman " is an official appointed by parochial' authorities marriage he settled at
See also:Flint Cottage, Mickleham, near
See also:Dorking, to ascertain the exact boundaries of a
See also:parish and to
See also:report where he remained for the
See also:rest of his life . upon the
See also:condition of the roads, bridges, waterways, &c., Meredith's first appearance in
See also:print was in the character within them . In the
See also:mining districts of
See also:Derbyshire a mere is a of a poet, and his first published poem " Chillian Wallah," certain measurement of
See also:land in which lead-ore is found. may be found in
See also:Chambers's Journal for the 7th of
See also:July 1849 .
MERCY (or MERCI), FRANZ, FREIHERR VON
ADALBERT MERE (1838-1909)
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