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sheer
used in
Catch-22
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sheer
Used in
Catch-22
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  • Men bolted from their tents in sheer terror and did not know in which direction to turn.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The tops of the sheer buildings slanted in weird, surrealistic perspective, and the street seemed tilted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sheer genius.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When you consider the opportunity and power He had to really do a job, and then look at the stupid, ugly little mess He made of it instead, His sheer incompetence is almost staggering.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Each time the fall of a city like Naples, Rome or Florence seemed imminent, Major de Coverley would pack his musette bag, commandeer an airplane and a pilot, and have himself flown away, accomplishing all this without uttering a word, by the sheer force of his solemn, domineering visage and the peremptory gestures of his wrinkled finger.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: sheer fun
as in: a sheer blouse
as in: a sheer cliff
as in: sheered to the left
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