it was a sheer delight meaning, it was a sheer delight definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( sheerer    comparative)   ( sheerest    superlative  )
1       adj   You can use sheer to emphasize that a state or situation is complete and does not involve or is not mixed with anything else.  
ADJ n     (emphasis)    (=pure)  
His music is sheer delight..., Sheer chance quite often plays an important part in sparking off an idea.     
2       adj   A sheer cliff or drop is extremely steep or completely vertical.  
usu ADJ n  
There was a sheer drop just outside my window...     
3       adj   Sheer material is very thin, light, and delicate.  
...sheer black tights.     
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çà lui a fait un coup
c'est tombé du ciel
(Latin for "God wills it") was the cry of the people at the declaration of the First Crusade by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095.
The phrase appears variously as Deus vult (Classical Latin), Dieu le veut (French), Deus lo vult or Deus lo volt (catalan), etc.
accomplis chaque acte de ta vie comme s'il devait être le dernier
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
it sounds interesting or attractive
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
the decision is yours
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
It is healthy to laugh
that's what i was led to believe
something is easy to do
it's the best there is
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
ظاهر او باين على وجهك
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