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sheer
used in And Then There Were None

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
sheer fun
Definition
complete or pure — without restriction,  qualification, or other elements (used for emphasis)
  • May be sheer moonshine-just plain lunacy!
    p. 90.4
sheer = pure
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Of course all that was the sheerest hypocrisy!
    p. 100.6
  • And anyway it's a sheer impossibility that...
    p. 229.7
  • Sheer reaction had kept her immobile.
    p. 241.4

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2  —2 uses as in:
a sheer cliff
Definition
so steep it is almost vertical
  • ...the cliffs fell sheer to the sea below,
    p. 111.5
sheer = steeply
  • It's pretty sheer. [the cliff]
    p. 114.3

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