Definition of Sheerly

1. adv. At once; absolutely.



Definition of Sheerly

1. Adverb. Purely; utterly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sheerly

1. sheer [adv] - See also: sheer

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheerly

sheepskin
sheepskin coat
sheepskins
sheepwalk
sheepwalks
sheepy
sheer
sheer(a)
sheered
sheerer
sheerest
sheering
sheerleg
sheerlegs
sheerly (current term)
sheerness
sheernesses
sheers
sheerwater
sheerwaters
sheesh
sheesha
sheet-erosion
sheet-metal
sheet-metal work
sheet-metals
sheet-piling
sheet anchor

Literary usage of Sheerly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"And spreads her sheets o' daisies white Eve's bonie squad priests wyte them sheerly Out o'er the grassy lea : Lament of Mary of Scots. ..."

2. The World as Imagination (series I) by Edward Douglas Fawcett (1916)
"Much, very much, of finite experience is sheerly evil and ugly and best destroyed ... The plastic activity concerned is, to this extent, sheerly joyful. ..."

3. Divine Imagining: An Essay on the First Principles of Philosophy, Being a by Edward Douglas Fawcett (1921)
"Some are sheerly bad and must be destroyed, even for memory. Others subserve values of a permanent sort and become transmuted in the process. ..."

4. The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register by Richard Phillips (1836)
"It is the reverse of Manchester, of Leeds, and of Sheffield —they are sheerly commercial, Pisa is sheerly poetical: in the three first you go about thinking ..."

5. Ribs and Trucks from Davy's Locker: Being Magazine Matter Broke Loose and by W. A. G. (1842)
"Right sheerly fell the fathom twine Down thither, when the warder threw it; Right sheerly from the outer wall, Himself was very like to fall,— The gulph had ..."

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