Definition of sheerly in US English:



  • See sheer

    • ‘On top of that, Baldwin was on the record as having said that his commitment to civil liberties for supposed reactionaries was sheerly instrumental, just a tool for advancing the cause of communism.’
    • ‘This is sheerly to satisfy my own curiosity but I'll totally appreciate it.’
    • ‘The filibuster is one of those checks in which a majority cannot just sheerly force its will, even if they have a majority of votes in some cases.’
    • ‘When her poems are less successful, it is because they consist sheerly of statement without the augmenting joys of imagination.’
    • ‘I did this sheerly for the sake of writerly discipline.’