[ adverb ] in an aggressive manner
"she was being sharply questioned"
Used in print(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)
As a result , the scope of this project has been sharply curtailed .(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)
`` You 've give me the wrong change '' , said the customer sharply .(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)
Always provided_that Lucien himself had not dosed her coffee with opium , she thought , as coldly and sharply , again , as Maude might have said it .
[ adverb ] in a well delineated manner
"the new style of Minoan pottery was sharply defined"
Used in print(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)
Eventually such incidents became more sporadic , and more sharply demarcated from her day-after-day behavior , and in one particular session , after several minutes of such behavior - which , as_usual , went_on without any accompanying words from her - she asked , eagerly , `` Did you see Granny '' ?
[ adverb ] changing suddenly in direction and degree
"the road twists sharply after the light" "turn sharp left here"
Used in print(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)
When it was followed by a second , whining even closer , Cobb swerved sharply aside into a depression .(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
They watched the tree until it twisted sharply on a bend .
[ adverb ] very suddenly and to a great degree
"conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate" "prices rose sharply"