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And Then There Were None
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as in: a sheer blouse Define
typically of fabric: very thin and delicate -- often transparent
  • Of course all that was the sheerest hypocrisy!

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  • She likes sheer silk stockings.
  • In the kitchen, I want sheer curtains that I can see through.

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as in: sheer fun Define
complete or pure -- without restriction, qualification, or other elements (used for emphasis)
  • And anyway it's a sheer impossibility that...

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  • She got the job through sheer persistence.
  • It was a demonstration of sheer stupidity.

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as in: a sheer cliff Define
so steep it is almost vertical
  • ...the cliffs fell sheer to the sea below,

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  • Be careful on that road. There is a sheer drop-off on the right.
  • A sheer cliff drops from the lighthouse to the sea.

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  • May be sheer moonshine-just plain lunacy!
  • It's pretty sheer.

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  • Sheer reaction had kept her immobile.

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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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