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sheer
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

6 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a sheer blouse
Definition
typically of fabric:  very thin and delicate — often transparent
  • She remembered her wild drives to the Ohio as a young woman, the strangely iridescent skin of the water, the sheerness of the limestone banks, the wind lifting her hair.
    p. 337.8

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  • Wind lifted the sheer white curtains.
    p. 321.5
  • She was shuffling through the stacks of expensive stockings, sheer colors shining through slick cellophane windows: taupe, navy, a maroon as dark as pig's blood.
    p. 5.8
  • On an impulse he went into the room and stood before the window, pushing aside the sheer curtain to watch the snow, now nearly eight inches high on the lampposts and the fences and the roofs.
    p. 8.9
  • She touched the edge of the sheer curtains beneath; yellow, brittle, they billowed dust.
    p. 28.8
  • Doo, he echoed, when he heard David say dangerous, a baby word applied to electrical outlets, stairs, fireplaces, chairs, and now to this sheer drop to the earth so far below his mother.
    p. 109.0

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