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adverb as in piercingly

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The Personal History of David Copperfield is satirical as well, though it’s a gentler, less biting period piece than Iannucci’s phenomenally sharp 2018 film The Death of Stalin.

From Vox

That sharp rise reflects spiking demand among Nigeria’s wealthy private citizens who are increasingly tapping into “investment migration” programs offered by foreign countries.

From Quartz

As with most other economies around the world, the sharp drop in Nigeria’s GDP growth is largely down to the slowdown in economic activity after the country resorted to a lockdown back in April to curb the spread of the virus.

From Quartz

Yesterday’s sharp, late-day sell-off was but one reminder that the economic recovery lags well behind that of the markets recovery.

From Fortune

This doesn’t mean that if you’re an infinite distance away you will feel these forces — they still die out — but there’s no sharp cutoff.

And why has tuition risen so sharply at public universities?

The sharply tailored blazer and weighty jewelry that cling to her body hints at the dominant personality she possesses.

In its main points the novel diverges sharply from the world of 2004, often at a full revolution from reality.

The country is divided, sharply and unrelentingly, over the same questions.

Women in America are drinking more than ever before, and they are suffering the consequences in sharply rising numbers.

As the bright glow of a little cascade of sparks pierced the darkness, a voice in our rear called sharply: "Hands up!"

When we got down into the bottom Mac turned aside to the deep-worn trail and glanced sharply down at the ruts.

He looked up sharply, his lips parting in a smile that revealed his strong white teeth.

Aristide put the letter in his pocket and turned sharply away, lest she should see a sudden rush of tears.

He glanced sharply from face to face, feeling as though some silent, unseen process were changing everything about him.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sharply, such as: clearly, strongly, discernibly, distinctly, and pointedly.

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