Considered apart from anything else
You have a great deal of freedom for a mere slave.
The mere thought filled me with terror.
He was amused and she fumed, her emotions scattered by his mere presence.
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.
Really, why do you all think we mere mortals are all idiots?