Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POINTBLANK

And ask him pointblank who it was that hired the office boy to do this dirty work.

For she refused me pointblank—something that had not entered into my calculations.

Now I ask you pointblank, did you or did you not meddle with my papers?

"He's a bonny lad," said Jean, inspecting him scientifically, and pointblank.

And after a time I put it to him pointblank: 'What on earth are you hanging about down here for, man?'

Once, in a reckless moment, he even went so far as to tell her this pointblank.

The weapon raised for a chopping, pointblank shot, dropped over his shoulder.

Nancy was quite beside herself with agony, or she would never have snatched up the gun and held it pointblank at his back.

Strangely enough, to this pointblank question, the Foreign Secretary appeared to be unable to reply.

At this pointblank praise David blushed, and was anything but comfortable, and began to back out of it all with a curt bow.