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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
You contract your eye when you would see sharply.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: in an aggressive manner; "she was being sharply
questioned" [syn: aggressively, sharply]
2: in a well delineated manner; "the new style of Minoan pottery
was sharply defined" [syn: sharply, crisply]
3: changing suddenly in direction and degree; "the road twists
sharply after the light"; "turn sharp left here"; "the visor
was acutely peaked"; "her shoes had acutely pointed toes"
[syn: sharply, sharp, acutely]
4: very suddenly and to a great degree; "conditions that
precipitously increase the birthrate"; "prices rose sharply"
[syn: precipitously, sharply]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "sharply":
abruptly, acerbically, acutely, angrily, closely, cuttingly,
definitely, definitively, distinctly, firmly, harshly, intensely,
intently, penetratingly, peremptorily, piercingly, precipitately,
precipitously, quickly, severely, sternly, strictly, suddenly
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