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fairly sharp
(informal) promptly; quickly
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  • And for the station work, it's well to have a sharpish lad, and a civil-spoken one.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot Mrs. Molesworth
  • There was a sharpish curve on the line close to the station.

  • There was something a little unsatisfactory in the countenance of this light-haired youth, with the sharpish upturned nose.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • It was in charge of an agent who was a sharpish fellow, with all his wits about him.

    Captain Brassbound's Conversion George Bernard Shaw
  • Not much older than yourself, in a brown suit, tall and thin, with sharpish features and quick smiling eyes.

    The Moon Rock Arthur J. Rees
  • Well, I have had a sharpish bout of it, as her ladyship there no doubt has told you.

    Doctor Thorne Anthony Trollope
  • But just at the foot there was a sharpish turn in the road, and Welland looked at it earnestly.

  • Ay, said the flockmaster unctuously, when letters doesnt say anything ye ha to be sharpish to understand em.

    Back o' the Moon Oliver Onions
  • "We are going to begin with a sharpish climb," Lisle said to another officer.

  • Thy nose is sharpish at th' end; thou'rt more like thy father than ever thou wert before.

    Mary Barton Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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