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  • In a school carried on by sheer cruelty, whether it is presided over by a dunce or not, there is not likely to be much learnt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sweeping gusts of rain came up before this storm, like showers of steel; and, at those times, when there was any shelter of trees or lee walls to be got, we were fain to stop, in a sheer impossibility of continuing the struggle.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Coming near the beach, I saw, not only the boatmen, but half the people of the town, lurking behind buildings; some, now and then braving the fury of the storm to look away to sea, and blown sheer out of their course in trying to get zigzag back.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a sheer blouse
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