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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Utter; complete; steep; thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics.

2. (v. i.) Very thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin.

3. (v. i.) Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense.

4. (v. i.) Straight up and down; vertical; perpendicular.

5. (adv.) Clean; quite; at once.

6. (v. t.) To shear.

7. (v. i.) To decline or deviate from the line of the proper course; to turn aside; to swerve; as, a ship sheers from her course; a horse sheers at a bicycle.

8. (n.) The longitudinal upward curvature of the deck, gunwale, and lines of a vessel, as when viewed from the side.

9. (n.) The position of a vessel riding at single anchor and swinging clear of it.

10. (n.) A turn or change in a course.

11. (n.) Shears See Shear.

Strong's Hebrew
7607. sheer -- flesh
... 7606, 7607. sheer. 7608 . flesh. Transliteration: sheer Phonetic Spelling:
(sheh-ayr') Short Definition: relative. ... 7606, 7607. sheer. 7608 . Strong's Numbers
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7892. shiyr -- song
... 7891, 7892. shiyr. 7892a . song. Transliteration: shiyr Phonetic Spelling:
(sheer) Short Definition: musical. musicalick, singer song ...
/hebrew/7892.htm - 5k

7534. raq -- thin, only, altogether, surely
... 4), except* (1), gaunt* (1), however (6), lean (2), moreover (1), never be anything
(1), nevertheless (5), nothing (2), only (64), only* (1), sheer (1), still ...
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6223. ashir -- rich
... 6222, 6223. ashir. 6224 . rich. Transliteration: ashir Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-sheer') Short Definition: rich. Word Origin from ashar ...
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7891. shir -- to sing
... 7890, 7891. shir. 7892 . to sing. Transliteration: shir Phonetic Spelling:
(sheer) Short Definition: singers. Word Origin denominative ...
/hebrew/7891.htm - 6k

7608. shaarah -- near kinswomen
... near kinswomen. Transliteration: shaarah Phonetic Spelling: (shah-ar-aw') Short
Definition: kinswomen. Word Origin fem. of sheer, qv. near kinswomen ...
/hebrew/7608.htm - 5k

7609. Sheerah -- an Ephraimite woman
... Word Origin from the same as sheer Definition an Ephraimite woman NASB Word Usage
Sheerah (1). Sherah. The same as sha'arah; Sheerah, an Israelitess -- Sherah. ...
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Infants' Faults Spring from their Sheer Ignorance.
... A Treatise on the Merits and Forgiveness of Sins, and on the Baptism of Infants
Chapter 66."Infants' Faults Spring from Their Sheer Ignorance. ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 66 infants faults spring from.htm

In the Next Place, Celsus, after Heaping Together, Simply as Mere ...
... the prophets, who have left to us our books, not knowing at all what the nature
of the world is, and of man, have woven together a web of sheer nonsense." [4533 ...
/.../ against celsus/chapter l in the next 2.htm

Article xxii (X): of Both Kinds in the Lord's Supper.
... "The reason must not be asked but let whatever the theologians say be law."
[Is whatever you wish and whatever you say to be sheer truth? ...
/.../melanchthon/the apology of the augsburg confession/part 27 article xxii x .htm

It is Said that on a Recent Occasion Where the Letters of ...
... but confessing that he shared my opinion; or else, if he praised me before as orthodox,
his present accusations come to nothing, and are due to sheer malice. ...
/.../14 it is said that.htm

The First Book
... Since even men outside our faith have been compelled by sheer necessity to say that
all things are known by God and are moved and ruled by him, how is it that ...
// the government of god/the first book.htm

Knox in Scotland: Lethington: Mary of Guise: 1555-1556
... To us it may seem that the sudden denunciation of a Christian ceremony, even what
may be deemed a perverted Christian ceremony, as sheer "idolatry," equivalent ...
/.../lang/john knox and the reformation/chapter vii knox in scotland .htm

Ears and no Ears
... voice to us. And then there are some of us who, out of sheer listlessness,
do not hear. It is not because we are too busy. It is ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/ears and no ears.htm

Foundation of Moral Obligation.
... His religion, if he have any, must be sheer superstition, inasmuch as he neither
knows the true God, nor the true reason why he should love, believe, obey, or ...
/.../finney/systematic theology/lecture viii foundation of moral.htm

Second Tractate. On virtue.
... they ennoble us by setting bound and measure to our desires and to our entire
sensibility, and dispelling false judgement " and this by sheer efficacy of the ...
// six enneads/second tractate on virtue.htm

Accidental Causes of Corruption.
... as the context proves. It has been the result of sheer accident
moreover,"as I proceed to explain. St. John certainly wrote the ...
/.../chapter ii accidental causes of.htm

Sheer (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (vi) Very thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin. ... 11. (n.)
Shears See Shear. Multi-Version Concordance Sheer (2 Occurrences). ...
/s/sheer.htm - 7k

Quicken (16 Occurrences)
... 3. (v.) To shorten the radius of (a curve); to make (a curve) sharper; as, to
quicken the sheer, that is, to make its curve more pronounced. ...
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Ladder (1 Occurrence)
... of armies, or even caravans, since the approach is precipitous on either side, and
at Ras el-`Abyadh the road skirts the edge of a sheer precipice, where a ...
/l/ladder.htm - 10k

Gossamer (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A fine, flimsy, sheer fabric or substance, like
cobwebs, floating in the air, in calm, clear weather, especially in autumn. ...
/g/gossamer.htm - 7k

Drift (1 Occurrence)
... 19. (n.) The place in a deep-waisted vessel where the sheer is raised and the rail
is cut off, and usually terminated with a scroll, or driftpiece. 20. ...
/d/drift.htm - 9k

Main (17 Occurrences)
... 12. (a.) Vast; huge. 13. (a.) Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer. 14. (a.)
Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc. 15. ...
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... The rock on the summit of which it stands rises sheer from the edge of Merj
el-Ghariq, on the main highway, some 7 miles South of Jenin. ...
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Bearing (150 Occurrences)
... 14. (n.) The widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer. 15. (n.) The line of
flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast. ...
/b/bearing.htm - 39k

Creator (19 Occurrences)
... But the creative process is not a case of sheer almightiness, creating something
out of nothing, but an expression of God, as the Absolute Reason, under the ...
/c/creator.htm - 15k

... The engineering skill displayed in the construction of aqueducts and other water
systems was forced out of them by sheer necessity, and proved the existence of ...
/a/architecture.htm - 28k

Bible Concordance
Sheer (2 Occurrences)

Mark 15:10 For he could see that it was out of sheer spite that the High Priests had handed Him over.

Isaiah 28:19 As often as it passeth though, it shall take you; for morning by morning shall it pass through, by day and by night: and it shall be nought but terror to understand the message.



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