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sheer
used in Nineteen Minutes

7 uses
  • Judge Cormier looked about as inviting as a sheer cliff wall; by contrast, her daughter was shaking like a leaf.
    Part 2 (82% in)
  • Diana looked around at the sheer volume of evidence-clothing, guns, blood spatter, spent rounds, dropped bookbags, lost sneakers-and realized that she was not the only one with a massive job ahead of her.
    Part 1 (14% in)
  • And yet, he'd been called by the NBC affiliate out of Burlington-a morning news show he sometimes watched over a bowl of cereal for the sheer glee of seeing how often the inept newscasters screwed up.
    Part 1 (29% in)
  • 'Dolores has her period!' he cried out loud, out of sheer shock.
    Part 1 (47% in)
  • He hadn't said those words yet, and she hadn't said them either, even though she felt them, because if he didn't say them back then Josie was sure she'd simply evaporate on the spot from sheer humiliation.
    Part 1 (68% in)
  • When he burst out with the sheer belly laugh that only a baby has, Josie smiled the tiniest bit, too.
    Part 1 (92% in)
  • She could remember delighting in the sheer physical proof of Josie after she was born-that somehow, out of nothing, she'd created this tiny, warm, squirming, flawless creature.
    Part 2 (18% in)

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