adv. completely, totally; very steeply

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sheerly — Sheer ly, adv. At once; absolutely. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheerly — Ⅰ. sheer [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) nothing but; absolute: sheer hard work. 2) (of a cliff, wall, etc.) perpendicular or nearly so. 3) (of a fabric) very thin. ► ADVERB ▪ perpendicularly. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • sheerly — adverb see sheer III …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sheerly — See sheer2. * * * …   Universalium

  • sheerly — adverb Purely; utterly …   Wiktionary

  • sheerly — sheer·ly …   English syllables

  • sheerly — adverb 1. : purely, solely; also : absolutely, quite, utterly 2. : sharply, directly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Auld Lang Syne — For other uses, see Auld Lang Syne (disambiguation). Auld Lang Syne (Scots pronunciation: [ˈɔːld lɑŋˈsəin]: note s rather than z )[1] is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788[2][3] and set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud… …   Wikipedia

  • pantheism — pantheist, n. pantheistic, pantheistical, adj. pantheistically, adv. /pan thee iz euhm/, n. 1. the doctrine that God is the transcendent reality of which the material universe and human beings are only manifestations: it involves a denial of God… …   Universalium

  • sheer — I. verb Etymology: perhaps alteration of 1shear Date: 1539 intransitive verb to deviate from a course ; swerve transitive verb to cause to sheer II. noun Date: 1670 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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