adjective, sheer·er, sheer·est.
SYNONYMS FOR sheer
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Origin of sheer1
OTHER WORDS FROM sheersheerly, adverbsheerness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sheershear, sheer
Definition for sheer (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Example sentences from the Web for sheer
The sheer size of the network means that you’ll be able to reach more people on there but be careful — Facebook is not as popular as it used to be.How social media influence 71% consumer buying decisions|Aleh Barysevich|November 20, 2020|Search Engine Watch
While the sheer scale of the main dish at Arecibo grabbed the most attention, the dish was purely a reflector.Big dish of Arecibo observatory has reached the end of the line|John Timmer|November 19, 2020|Ars Technica
What’s also notable is the sheer volume of categories and lenses that show how uniquely bad the Jets have been.It’s really hard to describe how bad the Jets are, but here’s our best effort|Neil Greenberg|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The sheer amount of money being spent and the wide discretion executive branch officials have in granting it have made it difficult for Congress and other watchdogs to track where the relief is going.Treasury emergency aid loan goes to airline backed by Amazon and Apollo, showing government’s long reach|Yeganeh Torbati|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
The sheer coolness of that “mind control” setup is enough to go down in neurotech history.How Do We Remember Places? This Study Used Lasers and VR to Point the Way|Shelly Fan|November 10, 2020|Singularity Hub
Sheerly by chance, some of those scrofulous churls will have some minor position of power in one institution or another.
That came when he chose to review the restaurant I used to work at sheerly because I called him a douche bag.
It would have been sheerly impossible to expect anything like effusiveness from Priscilla Gower.Theo|Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
The fatal assimilative power of the Jew is revealed nowhere in music more sheerly than in the style of Mahler.Musical Portraits|Paul Rosenfeld
So far as the commercial world was concerned, the powers of the Casa de Contratacion were sheerly autocratic.South America|W. H. Koebel
Here she hung, staring down at them as demurely if not quite so sheerly beautiful as of old.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
They made one reluctant to hurry one's footsteps, and slow in the return to that sheerly human shelter we call home.The High Heart|Basil King