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sheer
used in Brave New World

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
sheer fun
Definition
complete or pure — without restriction,  qualification, or other elements (used for emphasis)
  • For the sake of the labourers; it would be sheer cruelty to afflict them with excessive leisure.
    p. 224.8
sheer = pure (used for emphasis)
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2  —1 use as in:
a sheer cliff
Definition
so steep it is almost vertical
  • At their feet lay a straggle of low buildings, a criss-cross of walls; and on three sides the precipices fell sheer into the plain.
    p. 107.7
sheer = so steep it is almost vertical
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