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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • At the beginning he had no feeling except sheer incredulity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was a sheer drop of ten or twenty metres, with boulders at the bottom.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He felt certain that O'Brien was about to twist the dial out of sheer wantonness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Suddenly he began writing in sheer panic, only imperfectly aware of what he was setting down.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It had been a rash act to come here at all, and sheer folly to arrive together; though it was true that they had come by different routes and only met on O'Brien's doorstep.  (not reviewed by editor)

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