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Sharply definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SH'ARPLY, adv.
1. With a keen edge or a fine point.
2. Severely; rigorously; roughly.
They are to be more sharply chastised and reformed than the rude Irish.
Spenser.
3. Keenly; acutely; vigorously; as the mind and memory sharply exercised.
4. Violently; vehemently.
At the arrival of English embassadors, the soldiers were sharply assailed with wants. Hayward.
5. With keen perception; exactly; minutely.
You contract your eye, when you would see sharply. Bacon.
6. Acutely; wittily; with nice discernment.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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]

Merriam Webster's

adverb see sharp I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see sharp

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

ad. 1. Severely, rigorously, roughly. 2. Vigorously, acutely, keenly. 3. Vehemently, violently. 4. Minutely, exactly, accurately. 5. Wittily, acutely, trenchantly. 6. Steeply, abruptly.

Moby Thesaurus

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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