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as in:  a sheer blouse

She likes sheer silk stockings.
  typically of fabric:  very thin and delicate — often transparent
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sheer sheerness sheerer sheerest
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  • She likes sheer silk stockings.
  • In the kitchen, I want sheer curtains that I can see through.
  • At work, the blouse is too sheer to wear without a coat.
  • I grab at the sheer blue curtain panels and yank them until the rod snaps and the curtains fall around me.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless

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  • It’s made of super-sheer plastic, and as I wrap it around my body, securing it at the waist with a knot, I’m fully aware that you can still see pretty much everything including the outline of my underwear—through its fabric.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Hana is just climbing out of her parents’ car, her blond hair flying in wisps and waves around her face, her semi-sheer tunic slipping off one tan shoulder.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Beside him stands a Tribal girl clad in sheer, rose-colored robes, their hems embroidered with tiny round mirrors.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • There was a sheerness, the smoothest rigor to her cheek, as if it were the keen wall of a canyon.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • But still, There was no doubt that he was, in spite of the sheerness of the Cliffs, heading in an upward direction.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • She’d zippered up her windbreaker—perhaps, Puller thought, to cover the sheerness of the T-shirt underneath in the presence of her deputies.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • Whatever bravery or skill I had ever shown were gifts of God—sheer loans from Him of the talent needed to do a job.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • As I struggled, the concrete wall behind me pierced through the sheerness of my cover-up and grated against my skin.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Now there were rubbers called barebacks, electronically tested for sheerness and sensitivity.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He became foreman of the engineers in the dockyard at Sheerness.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • I grab at the sheer blue curtain panels and yank them until the rod snaps and the curtains fall around me.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • She remembered running over the breakwater at Sheerness and finding the boat.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • At twenty, owing to her health, she had left Sheerness.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • She seemed so far away from her girlhood, she wondered if it were the same person walking heavily up the back garden at the Bottoms as had run so lightly up the breakwater at Sheerness ten years before.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • I wished I could be just the same as they, I wished for the simple sheerness of their anticipation, whether it was born from desire or lonesomeness or fear or anger or dread.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
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