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An example use of mere in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… what started out as a mere 25 students …”
Mere means a small amount of something.
the word mere occurs in english on average 27.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that mere can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;