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Definition of Sheer

Sheer

  1. Bright; clear; pure; unmixed.
  2. Very thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin.
  3. Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense.
  4. Stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular.
  5. Clean; quite; at once.
  6. To shear.
  7. To decline or deviate from the line of the proper course; to turn aside; to swerve; as, a ship sheers from her course; a horse sheers at a bicycle.
  8. The longitudinal upward curvature of the deck, gunwale, and lines of a vessel, as when viewed from the side.
  9. The position of a vessel riding at single anchor and swinging clear of it.
  10. A turn or change in a course.
  11. Shears See Shear.

Sheer Quotations

From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it.
Bette Davis

Sheer Playfulness and Deadly Seriousness are my closest friends.
Philip Roth

You're made to feel ugly, and I made ugly beautiful. Just by sheer persistence. Nobody has the right to say that I am ugly, and I will not be a professional victim, you know. Sorry!
John Lydon

I don't believe any lip shade is off-limits, but texture is key. A sheer lipstick in a healthy pink or neutral color looks more polished and grown-up than a super-shiny gloss.
Bobbi Brown

Nothing you'll read as breaking news will ever hold a candle to the sheer beauty of settled science. Textbook science has carefully phrased explanations for new students, math derived step by step, plenty of experiments as illustration, and test problems.
Eliezer Yudkowsky
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Sheer Translations

sheer in Spanish is puro
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