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Multiple Meanings
sheer — as in:  a sheer blouse

She likes sheer silk stockings.
typically of fabric:  very thin and delicate — often transparent
sheer — as in:  sheer fun

She got the job through sheer persistence.
complete or pure — without restriction,  qualification, or other elements (used for emphasis)
sheer — as in:  a sheer cliff

Be careful on that road. There is a sheer drop-off on the right.
so steep it is almost vertical
sheer — as in:  sheered to the left

The boat sheered to port to avoid a collision.
change direction abruptly; or to cause such a change of direction
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