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English Reference for honno (ほんの)

pre-noun adjectival usually kana mere, only, just, not even (with negative verb)
Example sentences
I remember the event as clearly as if it had happened just yesterday
A strong veteran, having trained for tens of years, can fall to a weakling in a moment of laxness. That's what the martial arts world is
It only takes a few minutes
She is a shade better today
Only a few members turned up at the meeting
Only fifteen minutes
Charlie was a mere child when I saw him last
A person who is only a pawn in the game often talks big in company
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