- adj. The distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it. In particular no allowance needs to be made for effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile.
- adv. Horizontally (as the angle at which a projectile is launched); directly or straight (at the target).
- adv. idiomatic Directly; bluntly; without pretense or caution.
“I called Mr. X's attention to the fact that in my opinion an erotic conflict was concealed in the dream, and asked him point blank whether he had taken part in a love story.”
“ Well, when I refused point blank to marry Achmed - and you must bear in mind that this was at the start of the month of Ramadan with the wedding only weeks away, for it was to be celebrated at the same time as the feast of Bid al-Fitr which marks the end of our fast -- Raschid did not attempt to argue or reason with me.”
“All he could do was fire straight ahead — "Audley pointed his finger across the valley" — and that's what Edmund Steyning did for a whole week: he fired point blank into a great bank of wet earth and vexed nobody.”
“Immediately, V-187 was surrounded by eight British destroyers, who circled their crippled opponent, firing point blank at 600 yards.”
“Here I was brought into point blank collision with Rev.Dr. Cox, who made me the subject not only of bitter remark in the convention, but also of a long denunciatory letter published in the New York Evangelist and other American papers.”
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Two-word phrases composed of five-letter words. There are a couple with three words (great white shark), but I stuck those on Triads 3.
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