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sheer
used in Of Human Bondage

10 uses
  • It seemed to him that all he had suffered had been sheer waste.
    93-94 — Chapters 93-94 (91% in)
  • It was sheer waste of money.
    3-4 — Chapters 3-4 (30% in)
  • With Rose, because he was as little able as anyone else to resist his charm, Philip was even more than usually shy and abrupt; and whether on account of this, unconsciously bent upon exerting the fascination he knew was his only by the results, or whether from sheer kindness of heart, it was Rose who first took Philip into the circle.
    17-18 — Chapters 17-18 (80% in)
  • Philip, as he stood there, his heart beating with sheer joy, thought how the tempter had stood with Jesus on a high mountain and shown him the kingdoms of the earth.
    27-28 — Chapters 27-28 (88% in)
  • He remained from sheer embarrassment, not knowing how to leave her; but she would not talk; she answered his questions in an ungracious manner.
    41-42 — Chapters 41-42 (19% in)
  • Clutton's refusal to show his work might be sheer vanity: he could not bear the thought of anyone's criticism, and he would not expose himself to the chance of a refusal from the Salon; he wanted to be received as a master and would not risk comparisons with other work which might force him to diminish his own opinion of himself.
    49-50 — Chapters 49-50 (77% in)
  • Hayward, in London too, intended to spend the winter abroad, but remained week after week from sheer inability to make up his mind to go.
    67-68 — Chapters 67-68 (5% in)
  • He was more alive, there was an excitement in sheer being, an eager vehemence of soul, which made life now a trifle dull.
    67-68 — Chapters 67-68 (50% in)
  • He would cure people by the sheer charm of his manner.
    67-68 — Chapters 67-68 (92% in)
  • It enchanted him to see her sitting opposite him, and every now and then from sheer joy he took her hand and pressed it.
    71-72 — Chapters 71-72 (55% in)

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