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sheer

[ʃɪə] брит. / амер.

    1. прил.

      1. абсолютный, полнейший, сущий, явный

        1. чистый, несмешанный; неразведённый (о спирте и т. п.)

        2. единственный, исключительный

      2. вертикальный, перпендикулярный; отвесный

      3. прозрачный, тонкий (о тканях)

    2. нареч.

      1. вполне, всецело, совершенно; абсолютно

      2. отвесно, перпендикулярно

    3. сущ.

      1. прозрачная ткань

      2. изделие из прозрачной ткани

    1. сущ.; мор.

      1. отклонение от курса

      2. кривизна борта, продольная погибь

    2. гл.; мор.

      отклоняться от курса

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sheer

[ʃɪə]

adj

  1. сущий; явный

  2. отвесный, крутой

  3. лёгкий, прозрачный (о тканях)

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Apart from that, sheer weight of numbers was the name of the game, in the eastern part of Europe.
В остальном в Восточной Европе все вопросы решались числом.
Child, Lee / The EnemyЧайлд, Ли / Враг
Враг
Чайлд, Ли
© 2004 by Lee Child
© Перевод. В. Гольдич, И. Оганесова, 2010
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2010
The Enemy
Child, Lee
© 2004 by Lee Child
Now, when Baley paused in sheer emotional exhaustion, he said weakly, “Copper turned philosopher.
А теперь, когда Бейли замолчал, он тихо сказал: – Полицейский превратился в философа.
Asimov, Isaac / The Caves of SteelАзимов, Айзек / Стальные пещеры
Стальные пещеры
Азимов, Айзек
© Издательство «Детская литература», 1967
The Caves of Steel
Asimov, Isaac
© 1953,1954 by Isaac Asimov
I had pulled my hair up in messy, sex-kitten glory and wore a baby blue tank top with a V-neck that almost went to my belly button. The opening was covered in very sheer lace and made wearing a bra utterly pointless.
Я взбила волосы в соблазнительную беспорядочную корону и надела светло-голубую маечку с вырезом, доходящим чуть ли не до пупка и прикрытым лишь шнуровкой, так что лифчик показался бы здесь совершенным излишеством.
Mead, Richelle / Succubus on TopМид, Райчел / Голод суккуба
Голод суккуба
Мид, Райчел
© Е. Р. Волковыский, перевод на русский язык, 2010
© Издание на русском языке, ООО "Издательство"Эксмо", 2010
© 2008 by Richelle Mead
Succubus on Top
Mead, Richelle
© 2008 by Richelle Mead
Just as I could see that Jamie’s face was bright with sheer joy.
Однако Джейми просто сиял от радости.
Meyer, Stephenie / The HostМайер, Стефани / Гостья
Гостья
Майер, Стефани
© Н. Балашова, 2010
© Издание на русском языке AST Publishers
© Stephenie Meyer, 2008
The Host
Meyer, Stephenie
© 2008 by Stephenie Meyer
A wave of sheer exhaustion passed through her body.
Она всем телом ощущала смертельную усталость.
Smith, Lisa Jane / Dark ReunionСмит, Лиза Джейн / Темный альянс
Темный альянс
Смит, Лиза Джейн
© Е. Кулешов, перевод, 2010
© ООО "Астрель-СПб", 2010
© 1991 by Daniel Weiss Associates, Inc. and Lisa Smith
Dark Reunion
Smith, Lisa Jane
© 1992 by Daniel Weiss Associates, Inc. and Lisa Smith
"Why, Mr.Razumihin, I do believe you'd let anybody beat you from sheer benevolence."
-- Да ведь этак вы себя, пожалуй, кому-нибудь бить позволите, господин Разумихин, из удовольствия благодетельствовать.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and PunishmentДостоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказание
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media
"And yet you conned the canoe; you told him how to head and how to sheer."
— Но ведь, собственно, это вы управляли пирогой. Я слышал, как вы отдавали команду.
Cooper, James Fenimore / The Pathfinder, or, the Inland SeaКупер, Джеймс Фенимор / Следопыт, или На берегах Онтарио
Следопыт, или На берегах Онтарио
Купер, Джеймс Фенимор
© Издательство "Правда", 1981
The Pathfinder, or, the Inland Sea
Cooper, James Fenimore
© State University of New York 1981
That seems sheer twaddle to me.”
Это же чепуховина…
Mann, Thomas / The Magic MountainМанн, Томас / Волшебная гора
Волшебная гора
Манн, Томас
© 1924, S.Fischer Verlag AG, Berlin
© Перевод. В. Станевич, наследники, 2009
© Перевод. В. Курелла, наследники, 2009
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2009
The Magic Mountain
Mann, Thomas
© 1995 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
She did it, I know, from sheer mischief, to spite her mother, for she is a naughty, capricious girl, a real spoiled child spiteful and mischievous to a degree!
Ну, эта, положим, со злости делала, чтобы мать измучить, потому что девка злая, самовольная, избалованная, но, главное, злая, злая, злая!
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / IdiotДостоевский, Фёдор / Идиот
Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Idiot
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
He'd really made it work for him, too, overcome the handicap of a natural birth with retrofits and enhancements and sheer bloody-mindedness.
И он заставил этот камень поддерживать все остальное, превозмог недостаток естественного происхождения модификациями, хирургическими улучшениями и невероятной безжалостностью.
Watts, Peter / BlindsightУоттс, Питер / Ложная слепота
Ложная слепота
Уоттс, Питер
© 2006 by Peter Watts
© Д.М.Смушкович, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Астрель-СПб", 2010
Blindsight
Watts, Peter
© 2006 by Peter Watts
Five nights of sheer misery, and it was getting worse all the time.
Пятую ночь житья нет, и чем дальше, тем хуже.
Акунин, Борис / ЛевиафанAkunin, Boris / Murder on the Leviathan
Murder on the Leviathan
Akunin, Boris
© 1998 Boris Akunin
© Andrew Bromfield, translation
Левиафан
Акунин, Борис
© В. Akunin, 2004
© Полный текст романа впервые был опубликован в издательстве "Захаров" в 1998 г.
© Издательство «ОЛMA-ПРЕСС». Издание и оформление, 2004
But something-an historian’s passion for thoroughness, or maybe sheer love of the chase-compelled me to stick to my plans and go on to Istanbul for a few days.
Однако что-то — быть может, свойственная историкам страсть к педантизму или просто охотничья страсть — толкнуло меня не отказываться от задуманного и провести несколько дней в Стамбуле.
Kostova, Elisabeth / The HistorianКостова, Элизабет / Историк
Историк
Костова, Элизабет
© Перевод. Г. Соловьева, 2005
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2005
© Elizabeth Kostova, 2005
The Historian
Kostova, Elisabeth
© 2005 by Elizabeth Kostova
(The captain, by-the-by, did at last, out of sheer nervousness, get aground at the end of Mordet's Island, but we got off in an hour or so with a swell and a little hard work in the boat.)
Кстати, капитан именно из-за своей нервозности ухитрился сесть на мель возле острова Мордет, но прилив и собственные усилия помогли нам сняться.
Wells, Herbert George / Tono-BungayУэллс, Герберт / Тоно Бенге
Тоно Бенге
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Tono-Bungay
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
Must've been sheer hell.
Наверное, для них это все было настоящим адом.
DeChancie, John / Paradox AlleyДе Ченси, Джон / Дорогой парадокса
Дорогой парадокса
Де Ченси, Джон
Paradox Alley
DeChancie, John
© 1987 by John DeChancie
We've been playing cards from sheer dullness, not knowing what to do with ourselves . . . but now you've come."
Мы с ней в карты от скуки играем, когда делать нечего... а теперь вы пришли.
Тургенев, И.С. / ДымTurgenev, I.S. / Smoke
Smoke
Turgenev, I.S.
© 1919, by BONI & LIVERIGHT, Inc.
Дым
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Правда", 1979

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sheer1/21
ʃɪəAdjectiveабсолютный; полнейший; сущий; явныйExamples

sheer folly — чистое безумие, полнейшая глупость
It was a sheer accident. — Это была чистая случайность.
It is sheer trash. — Это сущий вздор.

User translations

Adjective

  1. 1.

    Огромный

    translation added by Yana Koroleva
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  1. 1.

    1) абсолютный, полнейший, сущий, явный 2)чистый, не смешанный; не разведённый; единственный, исключительный; 3) вертикальный...

    translation added by Эрнст Тельман
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  2. 2.

    стринги (нижнее женское белье)

    translation added by Alexey Ivkin
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Collocations

sheer away
избегать чего-л
sheer away
отклоняться от курса
sheer away
уклоняться от чего-л
sheer fall in prices
стремительное падение цен
sheer legs
козловой кран
sheer legs
монтажная тренога с блоком
sheer off
исчезать
sheer off
отворачивать
sheer off
отходить под углом
sheer off
убегать
sheer plan
бок
sheer up
подходить под углом
sheer-to-the-waist pantyhose
колготки без усиления в торсовой части
sheer / vertical face
отвес
sheer insanity
полная невменяемость

Word forms

sheer

noun
SingularPlural
Common casesheersheers
Possessive casesheer'ssheers'

sheer

adjective
Positive degreesheer
Comparative degreesheerer
Superlative degreesheerest

sheer

verb
Basic forms
Pastsheered
Imperativesheer
Present Participle (Participle I)sheering
Past Participle (Participle II)sheered
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I sheerwe sheer
you sheeryou sheer
he/she/it sheersthey sheer
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am sheeringwe are sheering
you are sheeringyou are sheering
he/she/it is sheeringthey are sheering
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have sheeredwe have sheered
you have sheeredyou have sheered
he/she/it has sheeredthey have sheered
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been sheeringwe have been sheering
you have been sheeringyou have been sheering
he/she/it has been sheeringthey have been sheering
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I sheeredwe sheered
you sheeredyou sheered
he/she/it sheeredthey sheered
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was sheeringwe were sheering
you were sheeringyou were sheering
he/she/it was sheeringthey were sheering
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had sheeredwe had sheered
you had sheeredyou had sheered
he/she/it had sheeredthey had sheered
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been sheeringwe had been sheering
you had been sheeringyou had been sheering
he/she/it had been sheeringthey had been sheering
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will sheerwe shall/will sheer
you will sheeryou will sheer
he/she/it will sheerthey will sheer
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be sheeringwe shall/will be sheering
you will be sheeringyou will be sheering
he/she/it will be sheeringthey will be sheering
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have sheeredwe shall/will have sheered
you will have sheeredyou will have sheered
he/she/it will have sheeredthey will have sheered
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been sheeringwe shall/will have been sheering
you will have been sheeringyou will have been sheering
he/she/it will have been sheeringthey will have been sheering
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would sheerwe should/would sheer
you would sheeryou would sheer
he/she/it would sheerthey would sheer
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be sheeringwe should/would be sheering
you would be sheeringyou would be sheering
he/she/it would be sheeringthey would be sheering
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have sheeredwe should/would have sheered
you would have sheeredyou would have sheered
he/she/it would have sheeredthey would have sheered
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been sheeringwe should/would have been sheering
you would have been sheeringyou would have been sheering
he/she/it would have been sheeringthey would have been sheering
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am sheeredwe are sheered
you are sheeredyou are sheered
he/she/it is sheeredthey are sheered
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being sheeredwe are being sheered
you are being sheeredyou are being sheered
he/she/it is being sheeredthey are being sheered
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been sheeredwe have been sheered
you have been sheeredyou have been sheered
he/she/it has been sheeredthey have been sheered
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was sheeredwe were sheered
you were sheeredyou were sheered
he/she/it was sheeredthey were sheered
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being sheeredwe were being sheered
you were being sheeredyou were being sheered
he/she/it was being sheeredthey were being sheered
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been sheeredwe had been sheered
you had been sheeredyou had been sheered
he/she/it had been sheeredthey had been sheered
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be sheeredwe shall/will be sheered
you will be sheeredyou will be sheered
he/she/it will be sheeredthey will be sheered
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been sheeredwe shall/will have been sheered
you will have been sheeredyou will have been sheered
he/she/it will have been sheeredthey will have been sheered