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sheer
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • As the old man stood there he saw something coming across the moor, something which terrified him so that he lost his wits, and ran and ran until he died of sheer horror and exhaustion.
  • On that side a ridge of rocks ended in a sheer cliff which overlooked a stone-strewn slope.

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  • You and I know that he died of sheer fright, and we know also what frightened him; but how are we to get twelve stolid jurymen to know it?

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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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