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Word: sheer

Definition: pure; thin and transparent; very steep


Sentences Containing 'sheer'

"The Land of Make Believe" itself was later credited in "Number One Magazine" as "sheer genius".
"Time Out" Joshua Rothkopf gave the film four stars out of five, calling it "brainless", but feeling that the sheer anarchy of the film's events were "thrilling".
A sheer fabric is one which is semi-transparent thin cloth.
According to "ESPN", the decision "created a media frenzy due to the sheer surprise."
After several months of sheer desperation, he responds to an advert by an English engineering company, the Spartacus Machine Tool Company of Wolverhamption.
Although all problems are theoretically resolvable it is estimated this would take at least 17 months and the sheer number of issues would prohibit a practical inspection regime.
Although the album got some good reviews it failed to sell in large quantities, purchasers possibly having been driven away by its sheer eclecticism.
As is often the case with movies like this, "A Serbian Film" revels in its sheer inventive awfulness and dares the viewer to find a more serious layer of meaning."
At the Egyptian frontier, a message was despatched to the Pharaoh: 'They have traversed sheer mountains and treacherous passes to reach Your Majesty's border.'
By the beginning of the 1934 school year, out of sheer economic necessity the period began as students obtained jobs.
By the sheer amount of oil carried, modern oil tankers must be considered something of a threat to the environment.
Critics suggested that this was meant to stand in stark contrast to the sheer masculinity of the Spartan army.
Dance critic Sunil Kothari later noted, "Those who witnessed the performance were taken aback by the sheer power of Kathak cast in an unusual mould.
David Gelernter, writing for the "National Review", cited the "sheer arrogance" of the very premise of Mailer's book.
Despite the sheer size of the league, the OJHL is mostly based in the Greater Toronto Area with a few teams eastward to Kingston.
Due to the sheer look of most bodystockings, they are generally not worn alone.
During the age of sail, the sheer hulk was used extensively as a floating crane for tasks that required heavy lift. At the time, the heaviest single components of ships were the main masts, and sheer hulks were essential for removing and replacing them, but they were also used for other purposes.
He tore down all the citadels except the one at Mo. He drove the humans and dinosaurs apart, creating mutual distrust and, in places, sheer hatred.
Here in Boyacá, the green beauty of the landscapes is a sheer joy for the senses, and the people of the region are kind and friendly, welcoming visitors in each town.
However, Volstagg is still capable of using his sheer bulk to his advantage in combat situations.
I can say with sheer confidence that we are ahead of the curve and starting a trend with the style of music we're bringing."
In a school carried on by sheer cruelty, whether it is presided over by a dunce or not, there is not likely to be much learnt.
In addition, the sheer difficulty of the climb forced the two mountaineers to use fixed ropes.
In particular, their feet lack the modifications that allow most other geckos to climb sheer surfaces.
It is best known as the settlement nearest to the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden, caves in the sheer desert cliffs and beneath, in the marl terrace.
It was sheer frenzy of this sort which made him throw his hands up into the air when his father, at their last interview, was goading him on to propose to Miss Turner.
Jeannette Catsoulis, a film reviewer for the "New York Times", noted that the movie was methodically researched and showed the "sheer complexity" of fracking.
Lightweight opaque fabrics are very thin and light but not as transparent as sheer fabrics.
Most apparent is their sheer bulk; complexes averaged more than 200 rooms each, and some enclosed up to 700 rooms.
Mrs. Pollifax is an elderly widow who has come to find life dull and is almost ready to end it all out of sheer boredom.
Nonetheless, the sheer force of the curse is enough to blast Bellatrix off of her feet.
Organdy (a sheer fabric), lawn, and batiste begin as the same greige goods.
Overall, however, she considered that the novel "contains passages which for sheer excitement have not been surpassed by any modern writer of this kind".
She also noted that while the story might be unpleasant to take part of, the discomfort is surpassed by the sheer quality of the film: "This isn't an easy film -- only a memorable one."
The boat has no sheer, and sets low in the water.
The cliffs are topped by steep slopes punctuated by sheer castellated granite cams.
The contemporary critic Frank Anderson Trapp suggested that the volume of work shown and the sheer scale of the event indicates the ambition behind the exhibition.
The Court agreed with the trial court and the plaintiffs' assertion of "the sheer irrationality" of the state's system of financing education based on property values.
The largest waterhole sits alongside a sheer cliff which locals and tourists climb to jump into the adjoining deep waterhole.
The sheer girth of Volstagg is enough to delay the plans but Tiwaz provides a magical spell to temporarily shrink the enormous warrior.
The sheer pressure of the horse's weight caused the crumbling of the rim of the Pastern bone and the breaking of the cannon bone.
The sheer volumes moving down the trail however meant that the PAVN effort came under severe strain.
The Silent Man seemed even more clumsy than usual, and drank champagne with regularity and determination out of sheer nervousness.
The state of the roads in the Netherlands and the sheer quantity of crashes that took place there incurred much criticism and questions over whether they should be included in a Grand Tour.
Then the cliff turns south again in a sheer face fifty feet high.
These types of bodystockings are also made sheer, allowing for one to wear a more revealing outfit coupled with sheer coverage for line smoothing, similar to Spanx.
This one, folks, is sheer poetry on screen!"
This was sheer idleness to my fellow townsmen, no doubt; but if the birds and flowers had tried me by their standard, I should not have been found wanting.
Though my arms and back were presently acutely painful, I went on clambering down the sheer descent with as quick a motion as possible.
Wyndham has a stunning backdrop of Jingera rock, a sheer granite rock face.

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