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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

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
Oscar Wilde

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

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It's through sheer will that I can sing.
Harvey Fierstein

If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory.
Charles Spurgeon
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Sheer Translations

sheer in Spanish is puro

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