sheer

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɪər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃɪr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shēr)


Inflections of 'sheer' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
sheerer
adj comparative
sheerest
adj superlative
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sheer

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. sheer [size, strength, expanse, number, weight, amount, force]
  2. [amazed, surprised, overwhelmed] by the sheer [size] of it
  3. that was sheer stupidity!
  4. is talking sheer [nonsense, hogwash, baloney]
  5. [succeeded, won, progressed] through sheer [will, determination, hard work]
  6. [said, did] it out of sheer [delight, pleasure, boredom]
  7. it was (just) sheer luck that
  8. [won, qualified, made it] through sheer luck
  9. [ran, scarpered, hid, left] in sheer panic
  10. by sheer [luck, chance, coincidence, good fortune]
  11. it's sheer madness!
  12. the sheer [nerve, audacity] it took to
  13. wore sheer [lipstick, stockings, lingerie, tights]
  14. sheer [nylon, lace] (stockings)
  15. a sheer [shirt, dress, fabric]
  16. a sheer [drop, cliff, slope]
n
  1. the [boat, plane, car] sheered away
  2. the [boat] sheered to the [left, right, north, south]
  3. the [boat] sheered [north, south, inland]
  4. her [mind, thoughts] sheered (away from)
adv
  1. mountains rising sheer in the [distance, valleys]
  2. drove sheer [off the road, into a post]
  3. was [flying, heading] sheer off [path, course]
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