SHEER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SHEER
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sheer
 a.  very absolute or pure; nothing other than
 a.  very steep
Classic Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  Mrs Bolton, who was listening in the next room, heard in sheer admiration.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
4  With the fire of sheer sensuality.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
5  It needs sheer sensuality even to purify and quicken the mind.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
7  --At that moment he felt a sheer love for the woman.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
8  It was sheer relaxation on his part, letting go all his manhood, and sinking back to a childish position that was really perverse.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
9  It was sheer, unspeakable, impotent hate.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
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.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
11  "Yes, I met her this evening," he said, as though it were spoken under the sheer necessity of preserving honesty.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
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.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
13  The other seized the die, and clenched his teeth upon it in sheer rage, as if he would bite it in pieces.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
14  Even had you felt careless about your own affliction, you might have refrained from singing out of sheer pity for mine.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
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.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  She was laughing from the sheer exuberance of the performance.
17  You have to admire the sheer vitality of his performance.
18  It would be sheer folly to reduce spending on health education.
19  It doesn't require skill—it's a matter of sheer hard work.
20  There's one rule for her and another rule for everyone else and it's sheer hypocrisy.
21  He reached his present senior position through sheer merit.
22  It is difficult to convey the sheer complexity of the situation.
23  The bridge is noteworthy for its sheer size.
24  The sheer size of the country makes communications difficult.
25  We were impressed by the sheer size of the cathedral.
26  Because of the sheer inertia of the system many badly needed reform is never introduced.
27  Wearing nothing but an almost sheer robe, Delilah draped herself against the very steep temple wall.
28  Archbishop Tutu said scared car owners handed over the keys but were then shot dead in cold blood for the sheer hell of it -- utterly, gratuitously, and wantonly.
29  The government's claim to be concerned about unemployment is sheer hypocrisy.
30  His story of being kidnapped by little green men is sheer absurdity.