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sheer
used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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sheer
Used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Gabriel meditated, and so deeply that he brought small furrows into his forehead by sheer force of reverie.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You know, Gabriel, this is what I cannot get off my conscience—that I once seriously injured him in sheer idleness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As the summer drew on she passed more of her time in the open air, and began to examine into farming matters from sheer necessity, though she never rode out or personally superintended as at former times.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The prompters were a few merciful men who had perhaps too feelingly considered the facts latterly unearthed, and the result was that evidence was taken which it was hoped might remove the crime in a moral point of view, out of the category of wilful murder, and lead it to be regarded as a sheer outcome of madness.  (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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