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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggressively, sharplyadverb

    in an aggressive manner

    "she was being sharply questioned"

  2. sharply, crisplyadverb

    in a well delineated manner

    "the new style of Minoan pottery was sharply defined"

  3. sharply, sharp, acutelyadverb

    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"

  4. precipitously, sharplyadverb

    very suddenly and to a great degree

    "conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate"; "prices rose sharply"


  1. sharplyadverb

    In a sharp manner; pertaining to precision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sharplyadverb

    in a sharp manner,; keenly; acutely

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sharply' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3722

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sharply' in Adverbs Frequency: #267

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sharply in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sharply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sharply in a Sentence

  1. Alan Higgins:

    Markets have gone sharply against us so far this year, but the underlying economic fundamentals continue to support our positive view for 2016.

  2. President George W. Bush:

    For a time, young Ben Carson was headed down that same path, yet through his reliance on faith and family, he turned his life into a sharply different direction.

  3. Ben Evans:

    Under this scenario, we could see EUAs fall sharply between 3-5 euros.

  4. Hajime Funada:

    There is no change in the goal toward which we are working but greater efforts are needed now to achieve that goal, rather than a matter of 'yes' or 'no' toward revising Article 9 itself, trust and expectations toward Prime Minister Abe, who is advocating it, have fallen sharply.

  5. Mark Twain:

    When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet deep down in his private heart no man much respects himself.

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    • A. deterioration
    • B. gauge
    • C. downsizing
    • D. transition

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