How to use Sheer in a sentence as a verb

The sheer amount of fakeness delivered through ads and ******** mass media has made us very interested in "real" things, in hanging out with our friends, in starting families.

Lower court rulings can have a powerful impact through the sheer force of their reasoning.

The sheer audacity of sitting down and deciding to reimplement the entire Win32 stack including bugs to the point where DirectX is reimplemented in OpenGL and everything runs natively is just unbelievable.

The sheer amount of greed on display in debates about this game is deeply unnerving, and it seems as though modern culture has forgotten that there are many things that are more important than money.

How to use Sheer in a sentence as an adjective

* Since git uses lstat to see if files have been changed, the sheer number of system calls on a large filesystem becomes an issue.

Wow, the sheer quantity of unhelpful advice in this thread is simply mind boggling.

That's a testament to the sheer volume of people who think that Microsoft's service offering is valuable enough to pay cold hard cash for, but it also, of course, goes straight to Microsoft's bottom line, to the tune of around a billion dollars per year.

Then watch them fumble around mentioning "oh if you have Netflix" and "isn't cable hard to use" and just the sheer lack of vision for the product.

How to use Sheer in a sentence as an adverb

The sheer amount of brainpower and processing that Google is putting into Streetview is truly staggering and unprecedented.

If someone desires to use customary measurements out of sheer habit from long-established custom, no one is stopping that either.

I cringe of deceit and sheer lack of conscientiousness.

Sheer definitions


turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

See also: swerve curve trend veer slue slew


cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"


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"

See also: absolute downright right-down


not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"

See also: plain unmingled unmixed


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"

See also: bluff bold


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"


straight up or down without a break

See also: perpendicularly


directly; "he fell sheer into the water"