Definition for SHARP'LY

SHARP'LY, adv.

  1. With a keen edge or a fine point.
  2. Severely; rigorously; roughly. – Tit. i. 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. – B. Jonson.
  4. Violently; vehemently. At the arrival of the 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.

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