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Childhood's End
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  • Its depth and resonance gave the single clue that existed in Karellen’s physical nature, fbr it left an overwhelming impression of sheer size.
  • Sheer curiosity was also a powerful motive, and so was a determination to get his own back for the trick that had been played upon him.

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  • Now it no longer appeared quite so marvellous, for he knew that like most of the Supervisor’s abilities it was the result of sheer intellectual power and not of any special talent.
  • Its size affected him not in the least: sheer immensity no longer had any power over his mind.

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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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