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sheer
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

2 uses
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Definition
complete or pure — without restriction,  qualification, or other elements (used for emphasis)
  • We can do nothing else, it is a sheer necessity.
    Chapter 7 (4% in)
sheer = complete
  • Himmelstoss maintained that it was sheer laziness and invented a method worthy of himself for curing Tjaden.
    Chapter 3 (72% in)
sheer = pure
There are no more uses of "sheer" in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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