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sheer
used in The Adventures of Augie March

5 uses
  • This was just a formality that the young lady occupied my room, and sheer etiquette, because he did too.
    Chapter 22 (59% in)
  • The cause of her strong color was not sheer health or self-excitement: love also contributed to it.
    Chapter 11 (10% in)
  • High heels, sheer hose, beautiful suits, hats, earrings, feathers, and the colors of pancake maquillage, plus electrolysis, sweet-sweats, and the hidden pinnings where adoration could come to roost.
    Chapter 11 (91% in)
  • ...Rousseau, in the picture he leaves of himself, stubble-faced and milky, in a rope wig, while he wept at his own opera performed at court for the monarch, how he was encouraged by the weeping of the heart-touched ladies and fancied he'd like to gobble the tears from their cheeks—this sheer horse's ass of a Jean-Jacques who couldn't get on with a single human being, goes away to the woods of Montmorency in order to think and write of the best government or the best system of education.
    Chapter 15 (12% in)
  • Sheer murder.
    Chapter 26 (84% in)

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