Definition of "sheared" [sheared]

  • Shaped or finished by shearing, especially cut or trimmed to a uniform length: a sheared fur coat. (adjective)

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Use "sheared" in a sentence
  • "A line of pain sheared through his torso, driving him to the floor, where he writhed, scrabbling at his back."
  • "In newspaper offices you belong at once or you never belong; and to belong is to have your name sheared to as few syllables as possible."
  • "Before Tsotha could toss the globe in his left hand, Conan's sword sheared through his lean neck."