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Choi In-shik, the secretary-general of a right-wing group organizing more rallies for next month, said it was a “sheer lie” for officials to blame the virus outbreak on the protests.
SOUTH KOREA’S RELIGIOUS RIGHT TORPEDOES THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19FIONA ZUBLINSEPTEMBER 24, 2020OZY
Still, the sheer number of plausible Democratic pickup opportunities is surprising — and favorable for the party — given that the conventional wisdom in 2019 was that Democrats might have trouble finding enough targets to take the Senate.
DEMOCRATS ARE SLIGHT FAVORITES TO TAKE BACK THE SENATENATE SILVER (NRSILVER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 18, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
On the one hand, the sheer number of uncertainties unique to 2020 indicate the possibility of a volatile election, but on the other hand, there are also a number of measures that signal lower uncertainty, like a very stable polling average.
HOW FIVETHIRTYEIGHT’S 2020 PRESIDENTIAL FORECAST WORKS — AND WHAT’S DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF COVID-19NATE SILVER (NRSILVER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 12, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
One other reason for zero-click search’s increased prevalence is the sheer number of resources and tools that Google has at its disposal.
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Another nifty reconstruction video made by Colonia Ostiensis, also captures the sheer scale of this ancient harbor city, which possibly reached its peak population of around 50,000 by 2nd century AD, at the apical stage of the Roman Empire.
OSTIA ANTICA: RECONSTRUCTION AND HISTORY OF THE HARBOR CITY OF ANCIENT ROMEDATTATREYA MANDALAPRIL 14, 2020REALM OF HISTORY
But the sheer quantity of the inflated currency and false money forces prices higher still.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
In sheer nervousness, Hilda also dropped to her knees on the hearthrug, and began to worry the fire with the poker.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
There is no other way but fresh blood for it is sheer human nature to feel flat after an effort.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
A fifth by the sheer hazard of a lucky "deal" acquires a fortune without work at all.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
By one bold charge they must have crushed the defenders, if by sheer weight of numbers alone.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHEER

  • artless
  • blatant
  • disclosed
  • discovered
  • dry
  • matter-of-fact
  • obvious
  • open
  • overt
  • palpable
  • patent
  • plain
  • pure
  • revealed
  • sheer
  • simple
  • stark
  • unadorned
  • undisguised
  • unexaggerated
  • unmistakable
  • unqualified
  • unvarnished
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