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  • 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!
  • 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.

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as in: a sheer blouse Define
typically of fabric: very thin and delicate -- often transparent
as in: sheer fun Define
complete or pure -- without restriction, qualification, or other elements (used for emphasis)
as in: a sheer cliff Define
so steep it is almost vertical
as in: sheered to the left Define
change direction abruptly; or to cause such a change of direction
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