You have a great deal of freedom for a mere slave.
The mere thought filled me with terror.
Lastly, we need not speak of mere sycophancy.
He was amused and she fumed, her emotions scattered by his mere presence.
They had been in New England for a mere three months, but Sarah had fallen fast and hard for Connor.
Above these distances they are mere mountain torrents.
Carmen didn't warm to people instantly, nor was she generally impressed by praise... which was why it came as such a surprise that mere words were such powerful tools.
You've been bested by a mere woman!
He hadn't said anything to either of them, but he was certain Gerald's feelings for Carmen went deeper than mere friendship.
Her feelings for Bordeaux had become more than mere friendship.
Really, why do you all think we mere mortals are all idiots?
How can you torture me and yourself like that, for a mere fancy? said Nicholas taking her hand.
It felt like mere seconds later when she opened her eyes but guessed it'd been much longer.
The Dividing Range decreases north of the Blue Mountains, until as a mere ridge it divides the waters of the coastal rivers from those flowing to the Darling.
Laws, however, did not protect the women, who were the mere chattels of their lords.
In the absence, however, of any relics of a kind which might lead to the identification of the ancient miners, their nationality and origin are matters which must continue to be mere questions of speculation and conjecture.
The mere spelling is, of course, no more a conscious act than it is in writing.
I would not be one of those who will foolishly drive a nail into mere lath and plastering; such a deed would keep me awake nights.
"Such an insolent scoundrel!" he cried, growing hot again at the mere recollection of him.
In doing what he did, Descartes actually exemplified that reduction of the processes of nature to mere transposition of the particles of matter, which in different ways was a leading idea in the minds of Bacon, Hobbes and Gassendi.
It is not much comfort to learn further from Descartes that " he denies life to no animal, but makes it consist in the mere heat of the heart.
And innate ideas therefore are mere capacities or tendencies, - possibilities which apart from the will to think may be regarded as nothing at all.
When they were discovered, a mere raft of reeds in which they could scarcely venture a mile from shore was their only means of navigation.
They nowhere built permanent dwellings, but contented themselves with mere hovels for temporary shelter.
The forms of Vermont's mountains, even to the highest summits, were to a great extent rounded by glaciation, but as the rocks vary much in texture and are often steeply inclined, stream erosion has cut valleys deep and narrow, often mere gorges.
But it hardly seems possible that any mere words should convey to one who has never seen a mountain the faintest idea of its grandeur; and I don't see how any one is ever to know what impression she did receive, or the cause of her pleasure in what was told her about it.
It is by this time mere vegetable mould and undistinguishable pond shore, through which rushes and flags have pushed up.
But the mere thought of being afraid roused him again.
Rostov flushed up on noticing this, but he did not care, this was a mere stranger.
I should have demanded the freedom of all navigable rivers for everybody, that the seas should be common to all, and that the great standing armies should be reduced henceforth to mere guards for the sovereigns.
For three weeks Natasha remained constantly at her mother's side, sleeping on a lounge chair in her room, making her eat and drink, and talking to her incessantly because the mere sound of her tender, caressing tones soothed her mother.
"Cromwell's greatness at home," said Clarendon, "was a mere shadow of his greatness abroad."
Such in mere outline is the celebrated theory of vortices, which for about twenty years after its promulgation reigned supreme in science, and for much longer time opposed a tenacious resistance to rival doctrines.
At five years into her rule and mere days from war, was she already toppling down the path of madness?
When I am taken up by a thought, all else is mere amusement.
In the first case, if inevitability were possible without freedom we should have reached a definition of inevitability by the laws of inevitability itself, that is, a mere form without content.
In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content without form.
From the time the law of Copernicus was discovered and proved, the mere recognition of the fact that it was not the sun but the earth that moves sufficed to destroy the whole cosmography of the ancients.
The illustrative strings and the orange stick representing the poles seemed so real that even to this day the mere mention of temperate zone suggests a series of twine circles; and I believe that if any one should set about it he could convince me that white bears actually climb the North Pole.
In the country one sees only Nature's fair works, and one's soul is not saddened by the cruel struggle for mere existence that goes on in the crowded city.
In this respect, my company was winnowed by my mere distance from town.
We are acquainted with a mere pellicle of the globe on which we live.