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sheer
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

2 uses
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Definition
complete or pure — without restriction,  qualification, or other elements (used for emphasis)
  • Her first surge of relief soon died away, and her thoughts, numbed by the sheer terror of pursuit, began to stir again in hopeless circles.
    p. 189.1
sheer = complete
  • Over and over, hour after hour, the men moved, hauling the ship by the sheer force of straining muscle and gasping breath.
    p. 21.5
sheer = pure (used for emphasis)
There are no more uses of "sheer" in The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

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