so as to have a thorough or far-reaching effect; profoundly or radically:Our everyday lives have been drastically altered by the huge number of innovations in medicine, transportation, communications, and more.
extremely:This school should be merged with others in the same locality, as the number of students studying here is drastically low.
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How to use drastically in a sentence
Xi didn’t provide any specifics on how the country plans to meet those goals or kick its coal habit—but in order to meet the neutrality goal, China needs a drastic cutback on coal.China pledges to be carbon neutral—but remains addicted to coal | Naomi Xu Elegant | September 24, 2020 | Fortune
Even without providing details of the plan, Xi’s announcement asserted China as a global leader in the fight against climate change, signifying that the country is willing to take drastic action to keep global warming to a minimum.There’s an ulterior motive to China’s carbon neutral pledge: Cornering the green tech market | eamonbarrett | September 23, 2020 | Fortune
The result is best exemplified by the drastic shift in gain sharing away from workers toward corporate elites, with stockholders and top management eating more of the economic pie.50 years later, Milton Friedman’s shareholder doctrine is dead | jakemeth | September 13, 2020 | Fortune
Because this is such a drastic statement, I can’t imagine the players would agree without some reluctance.
On the other hand, if the initial dose of the virus is small, the immune system is able to contain the virus with less drastic measures.Cloth Masks Do Protect The Wearer – Breathing In Less Coronavirus Means You Get Less Sick | LGBTQ-Editor | August 20, 2020 | No Straight News
Just when the Putins left the Soviet Union, that country began to change drastically and irrevocably.
And how investor confidence would fall drastically each time Rousseff rose in the polls.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton | Heather Arnet | October 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like Broadway, the landscape of reality TV has been changing drastically and rapidly in recent years.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’ | Kevin Fallon | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Journalists are leaving Kabul, embassies are downsizing, and donors are quietly and drastically scaling back.The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now It’s Breaking Them | Heather Barr | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Similarly, the results of this study should not drastically increase your intake of Indian food.Fish Oil, Turmeric, and Ginseng, Oh My! Are ‘Brain Foods’ B.S.? | Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD | October 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of the first items drastically reduced in the local and state budgets was school expenditures.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Your freedom of movement and of communication must remain drastically restricted until this five-year period is over.Gone Fishing | James H. Schmitz
And physically, the human race altered just as drastically in an equally short span of time.This Crowded Earth | Robert Bloch
No one surely existed more fitted to deal drastically with a scoundrel than he.December Love | Robert Hichens
By noon one of the battalions of a division had received and dealt drastically with three counterattacks.