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  • Sheer perfection in his own way.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is…it is sheer insanity, if you don't mind.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When I stop at a port, it's only for the sheer pleasure of leaving it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It's as if they were smacking their lips in sheer glee that their best is dust before the brute force of an earthquake.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It's sheer insanity!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Heller presented Roark to her, and she spoke as she always did, her voice like a shrill rocket sweeping all opposition aside by sheer speed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • During his first week at school the teacher called on Gail Wynand constantly—it was sheer pleasure to her, because he always knew the answers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Besides, he knew that the audience was enjoying it, in the sheer excitement of scandal, even though their sympathies were with Hopton Stoddard.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The stones under his feet rose to the remnant of a corner; one side of it hid him from the street; there was nothing behind the other side but a sheer drop to the river.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All of it tends to impress upon man his essential insignificance, to crush him by sheer magnitude, to imbue him with that sacred terror which leads to the meekness of virtue.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The dressing gown was made of silk, bearing the trademarked pattern of Coty's face powder, white puffs on an orange background; it looked daring and gay, supremely elegant through sheer silliness.  (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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