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Part of speech: Adjective

Downright; utter; absolute; as, sheer folly; very thin or transparent: as, a sheer fabric; straight up and down; vertical; steep; as, a sheer precipice.

Part of speech: Adverb

Perpendicularly; straight.

Part of speech: Verb

To turn aside from the proper course.

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