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sheer

1
any transparent fabric used for making garments

sheer

2
1. the upward sweep of the deck or bulwarks of a vessel
2. Nautical the position of a vessel relative to its mooring

sheer

[shir]
(geology)
A steep face of a cliff.
(navigation)
To swerve off course to avoid collision.
(naval architecture)
The curvature of a ship's deck from bow to stern, with the lowest point of the deck usually amidships.
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With a see-through top, matching shorts and the unforgivable socks and sandals combo, sheerly this must be some mistake?
Maija Kovalevska and Joseph Calleja (is there a more sheerly beautiful tenor voice around these days?
The result is a poetry more capacious and polyvalent than either a sheerly personal "subjective poem" or a purely "reportorial" poem.
That seemed to be an easy decision to make, sheerly on the number of people using the service," he said.
As for Oppenheimer's own political orientation, see him quoted by Sheerly Avni, "Filming the 'Killing' Fields: Joshua Oppenheimer on Making 'The Act of frilling.
regardless of whether the entity named "God" exists outside his nature sheerly as key term in a system of terms, words "about him" must reveal their nature as words.
The texts Fang addresses were all published in 1823-24, and this fact gives additional historical density to analyses whose breadth of reference might otherwise become too sheerly associative.
Threatened again and again by an animal that morphs into an electric car, his nightmare raises the spectre of a sheerly mechanical animal, a modern force of technological mobility that possesses the physical prowess of an animal without, significantly, the handicap of feeling.
What, then, might it mean to suggest that, even in sheerly practical terms, the idea of public service media has come into its own?
If I could penetrate far enough into that mystery I should perhaps finally reach what is sheerly real.