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sheer
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 11
1. Clean; quite; at once.
Part of Speech: noun
2. The position of a vessel riding at single anchor and swinging clear of it.
3. A turn or change in a course.
Part of Speech: verb
1. Bright; clear; pure; unmixed.
2. Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense.
3. Stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular.
5. Very thin or transparent; - applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To shear.
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