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  • v  turn sharply; change direction abruptly
  • v  cause to sheer
    She sheered her car around the obstacle
  • s  complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    got the job through sheer persistence
    sheer stupidity
  • s  not mixed with extraneous elements
    sheer wine
  • s  very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
    a sheer descent of rock
  • s  so thin as to transmit light
    sheer silk stockings
  • r  straight up or down without a break
  • r  directly
    he fell sheer into the water

  • Five years ago, Ghada Jamsheer was at the courts in Bahrain when she saw a woman sobbing and banging her head on the ground; applying Islamic law, a judge had just denied her .
  • Instead of blouses, they wore sheer swaths of tulle over bare breasts.
  • And then he would leap: from roofs or high windows; from a rock onto a distant tree; from a rampart onto a sheer castle wall 15 ft.
News & Articles

  • Tear gas abates, music fills Turkey's Gezi Park
    Istanbul's Gezi Park has seen days of sheer madness, but they have been punctuated with moments of beauty and joy.
    June 13, 2013 - CNN
  • Turkey: Tear gas halts, music plays
    Istanbul's Gezi Park has seen days of sheer madness, but they have been punctuated with moments of beauty and joy.
    June 13, 2013 - CNN
  • 'Terminator 5': Paramount Grabs The Distribution Rights
    Further confirmation that Terminator 5 is actually somehow happening, despite the sheer awfulness of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation: Paramount Pictures is now in negotiations to own the distribution rights for the Terminator franchise.
    June 12, 2013 - ScreenCrave
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Mirror.co.uk
    Mr Obama said: "The sheer improbability of this victory is part of what makes D-Day so memorable. Long after our time on this Earth has passed, one word will still bring forth the pride and awe of men and women who will never meet the heroes who sit...
  • Quentin Letts in The Associated Press
    The Daily Mail's Quentin Letts praised his "sheer feat of memory ...... and his comedic inventiveness."
  • Mike Beebe in FOXNews
    Arkansas has lost a great son, and I have lost a great friend,Beebe said. "There is deep pain in Arkansas tonight because of the sheer number of people who knew, respected and loved Bill Gwatney. Along with thousands of other Arkansans,...

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