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  • adj. superlative form of sheer: most sheer.

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Examples

  • Half-frozen, half-starved, undergoing untold misery and hardship, beaten many and many a time into insensibility, I became the sheerest animal.

    CHAPTER 12

  • Although he had not howled once, his snarling and growling, combined with his thirst, had hoarsened his throat and dried the mucous membranes of his mouth so that he was incapable, except under the sheerest provocation, of further sound.

    CHAPTER XVI

  • The testimony of Captain Shehan was the sheerest perjury, it being proved long afterward that on the night in question he had not only not been in the vicinity of the murder, but that he had been out of the city in a resort on the San Leandro Road.

    THE ENEMY OF ALL THE WORLD

  • The stuff of our sheerest dreams is the stuff of our experiences.

    Chapter 1

  • Two weeks later, by sheerest accident, Harris Collins made the discovery for himself of what Michael was good for.

    CHAPTER XXXI

  • Belinda was wearing one of her sheerest nighties, the neckline of which dipped into her cleavage, revealing breasts well matured.

    Olivia

  • The fact that the stock market obligingly went down the tubes in the last two days was the sheerest accident.

    Greetings from May 08, 2009. | RedState

  • It would be the sheerest hypocrisy for these same Democrats to give President Obama a pass on such criticism, merely on the grounds that he is of their party.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points -- Zombie Attack!

  • But, by the sheerest chance, I discovered that Joe Kaufman himself doesn't share Horowitz's passionate commitment to freedom of speech.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The old stereotyped "toy" describes her; for toy she was, the sheerest splinter of a plaything in the grip of the elements.

    CHAPTER XXX

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