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 for sharply
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sharply \Sharp"ly\, adv.
     In a sharp manner,; keenly; acutely.
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           They are more sharply to be chastised and reformed than
           the rude Irish.                          --Spenser.
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           The soldiers were sharply assailed with wants.
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           You contract your eye when you would see sharply.
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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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