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sheer
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Great Expectations
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sheer
Used in
Great Expectations
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  • When at last I dozed, in sheer exhaustion of mind and body, it became a vast shadowy verb which I had to conjugate.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At once ferocious and maudlin, I was made to murder my uncle with no extenuating circumstances whatever; Millwood put me down in argument, on every occasion; it became sheer monomania in my master's daughter to care a button for me; and all I can say for my gasping and procrastinating conduct on the fatal morning, is, that it was worthy of the general feebleness of my character.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a sheer blouse
as in: sheer fun
as in: a sheer cliff
as in: sheered to the left
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