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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • Its sides sprang sheer out of the running water.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • For that little prankó' 'It was sheer accident!' interrupted Frodo.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sheer rose the dreadful cliffs to unguessed heights on either side.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Tall and sheer and ominous they stood upon either side of the stream.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Beyond it the shore rose sheer into a grey cliff, and there was no further passage for those on foot.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Paths were few and winding, and led them often only to the edge of some sheer fall, or down into treacherous swamps.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Isengard is a circle of sheer rocks that enclose a valley as with a wall, and in the midst of that valley is a tower of stone called Orthanc.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On the third morning Caradhras rose before them, a mighty peak, tipped with snow like silver, but with sheer naked sides, dull red as if stained with blood.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'There it lies,' he said, pointing away south-eastwards to where the mountains' sides fell sheer into the shadows at their feet.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The narrow path now wound under a sheer wall of cliffs to the left, above which the grim flanks of Caradhras towered up invisible in the gloom; on the right was a gulf of darkness where the land fell suddenly into a deep ravine.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was flung across the mountain-path like a sheer and sudden wall, and its crest, sharp as if shaped with knives, reared up more than twice the height of Boromir; but through the middle a passage had been beaten, rising and falling like a bridge.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A wanderer escaped from night to haven white he came at last, to Elvenhome the green and fair where keen the air, where pale as glass beneath the Hill of Ilmarin a-glimmer in a valley sheer the lamplit towers of Tirion are mirrored on the Shadowmere.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It sloped up away from the River, a tumbled waste of grey limestone-boulders, with many hidden holes shrouded with weeds and bushes; there were thickets of brambles, and sheer dells; and here and there boggy pools fed by waters trickling from the terraces further inland.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He came unto the timeless halls where shining fall the countless years, and endless reigns theElder King in Ilmarin on Mountain sheer; and words unheard were spoken then of folk of Men and Elven-kin, beyond the world were visions showed forbid to those that dwell therein.  (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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