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sharply (adv.)

Old English scearplice "acutely, keenly; painfully, severely; attentively, quickly;" see sharp (adj.) + -ly (2). Old English also had adverbial form scearpe "sharply."

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Definitions of sharply from WordNet

sharply (adv.)
in an aggressive manner;
she was being sharply questioned
Synonyms: aggressively
sharply (adv.)
in a well delineated manner;
the new style of Minoan pottery was sharply defined
Synonyms: crisply
sharply (adv.)
changing suddenly in direction and degree;
the road twists sharply after the light
Synonyms: sharp / acutely
sharply (adv.)
very suddenly and to a great degree;
prices rose sharply
Synonyms: precipitously
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