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    What does "Mere words" mean?

    I have a problem finding proper meaning of "mere words".
    The sentence is below.

    Mere words are not enough.

    Would you explain this sentence?

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    Re: What does "Mere words" mean?

    Dear Hazar:

    The sentence means 'Words alone are not enough; action, too, is required.'

    Mere means only that which is referred to, so 'mere words' means 'words alone'.

    Best wishes,


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