Even shorn of all that gratuitous nudity, though, Drive He Said would be far from a masterpiece.
The facades of two six-story buildings have been shorn off, allowing a glimpse into wrecked apartments.
shorn of the details Romney seldom discusses, his drumbeat appeal is simple.
The hair was shorn after the gassings, then efficiently dried in the crematoria so it could be industrially spun into carpeting.
He was no priest now—he was shorn of the profession which had been his life.
God, who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb, will watch over you!
We usually say, "The sheep were sheared" instead of "The sheep were shorn."
Though they may be shorn of their glory, they retain their place in the organism of knowledge.
Add to this, religion is shorn of its glory when it is dwarfed into a mere thing of sentiment and feeling.
When it was all shorn off she crept out of the room without opening her eyes.
Old English sceran, scieran (class IV strong verb; past tense scear, past participle scoren) "to cleave, hew, cut with a sharp instrument; cut (hair); shear (sheep)," from Proto-Germanic *sker- "to cut" (cf. Old Norse and Old Frisian skera, Dutch scheren, German scheren "to shear"), from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "to cut, to scrape, to hack" (cf. Sanskrit krnati "hurts, wounds, kills," krntati "cuts;" Hittite karsh- "to cut off;" Greek keirein "to cut, shear;" Latin curtus "short;" Lithuanian skiriu "to separate;" Old Irish scaraim "I separate;" Welsh ysgar "to separate," ysgyr "fragment").
"act of clipping," 1610s, also as a unit of measure of the age of a sheep, from shear (v.). Scientific and mechanical sense "type of strain" is from 1850.