1 He had pushed his way by sheer instinct and sheerer effrontery on to the stage and to the front of it, with his plays.
2 His moment of sheer thrill with the two Chatterleys, when he simply carried Connie and Clifford away, was one of the supreme moments of Michaelis' life.
3 Mrs Bolton, who was listening in the next room, heard in sheer admiration.
4 With the fire of sheer sensuality.
5 It needs sheer sensuality even to purify and quicken the mind.
6 She crept in sheer misery through the holly and through the wooden fence, stumbled down the little ditch and up into the lane, where Hilda was just getting out of the car in vexation.
7 --At that moment he felt a sheer love for the woman.
8 It was sheer relaxation on his part, letting go all his manhood, and sinking back to a childish position that was really perverse.
9 It was sheer, unspeakable, impotent hate.
10 If she had had a little more self-control she would have attenuated the emotion to nothing by sheer reasoning, and so have killed it off.
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11 "Yes, I met her this evening," he said, as though it were spoken under the sheer necessity of preserving honesty.
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12 The vision of what ought to have been is thrown aside in sheer weariness, and browbeaten human endeavour listlessly makes the best of the fact that is.
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13 The other seized the die, and clenched his teeth upon it in sheer rage, as if he would bite it in pieces.
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14 Even had you felt careless about your own affliction, you might have refrained from singing out of sheer pity for mine.
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15 It was sheer frenzy of this sort which made him throw his hands up into the air when his father, at their last interview, was goading him on to propose to Miss Turner.
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