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sheer
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sheer
Used in
The Idiot
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  • The scissors were in her hand, and I had to go down on my knees and implore herů She did it, I know, from sheer mischief, to spite her mother, for she is a naughty, capricious girl, a real spoiled child spiteful and mischievous to a degree!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Lebedeff really had been busy for some little while; but, as usual, his plans had become too complex to succeed, through sheer excess of ardour.  (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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