To all the generations before our own matter was a sheer and positive density.
On them it is forced from without, by sheer pressure of circumstance.
Mary stood silent for a moment from sheer amazement over the change.
It was as if she found in sheer activity and fatigue a remedy for her uneasiness.
I laughed out of sheer inanity; every pulse in my body was throbbing.
And, indeed, for one word of relevance were a dozen of sheer chatter.
She's quite wild now with sheer joy because she's going to Egypt.
But the indignation turned to surprise, sheer incredulous amazement.
Then we lay on the grass and laughed with sheer bliss of being alive.
In the sheer youth of her (he realized) more than in aught else, lay her chiefest charm.