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  • so thin as to transmit light
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
    • a bluff headland
    • where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise
    • a sheer descent of rock
  • not mixed with extraneous elements
    • plain water
    • sheer wine
    • not an unmixed blessing
  • complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity
  • directly
    • he fell sheer into the water
  • straight up or down without a break
  • cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle
  • turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
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