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sheer
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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unspecified meaning
  • The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
  • They give us an impression of sheer brute force, and we revolt against that.

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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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