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Sheerly  adv.  At once; absolutely. (Obs.)

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"Sheerly" Quotes from Famous Books

... failings—granted clearly, We're frail backsliding mortals merely, Eve's bonie squad, priests wyte them sheerly For our grand fa'; But still, but still, I like them ...
— Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns • Robert Burns

... were secondary; her eyes were caught and held in uncanny fascination by the wrapper. It was vilely unclean. From its lowest hem up four inches it was sheerly dirty with the blue dust of the floor; for the next three inches it was gray—then it shaded off into its natural color, which, was—pink. It was dirty at the sleeves, too, and at the collar—and when the woman turned ...
— Tales of the Jazz Age • F. Scott Fitzgerald

... sedition among the troops, he replied that it was so little true that, over and over again, the men would have mutinied if he had given them a sign, and that he had continually induced them to submit to discipline sheerly by force of his own example. When interrogated as to the cause of the language he had used to his commanding officer, he said briefly that the language deserved the strongest censure as for a soldier to his colonel, but that it was justified as he had used it, which was as man to man, ...
— Under Two Flags • Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]

... floes, and most travellers hug the bluffs, but he who rides with Pierre "Feroce" takes chances. It was this that had won him the name of "Wild" Pierre—the most reckless, tireless man of the trails, a scoffer at peril, bolting through danger with rush and frenzy, overcoming sheerly by vigour those obstacles which destroy ...
— Pardners • Rex Beach

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