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sharply


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sharply  \Sharp"ly\,  adv 
  In  a  sharp  manner,;  keenly;  acutely. 
 
  They  are  more  sharply  to  be  chastised  and  reformed  than 
  the  rude  Irish.  --Spenser. 
 
  The  soldiers  were  sharply  assailed  with  wants 
  --Hayward. 
 
  You  contract  your  eye  when  you  would  see  sharply. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sharply 
  adv  1:  in  an  aggressive  manner;  "she  was  being  sharply  questioned" 
  [syn:  {aggressively}] 
  2:  in  a  well  delineated  manner;  "the  new  style  of  Minoan 
  pottery  was  sharply  defined"  [syn:  {crisply}] 
  3:  changing  suddenly  in  direction  and  degree;  "the  road  twists 
  sharply  after  the  light";  "turn  sharp  left  here"  [syn:  {sharp}] 
  4:  very  suddenly  and  to  a  great  degree;  "conditions  that 
  precipitously  increase  the  birthrate";  "prices  rose 
  sharply"  [syn:  {precipitously}] 




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