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- adv. explicitly; with emphasis; so as to make a point, especially with criticism
- adv. wittily or pithily
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a pointed manner.
- With direct assertion; with explicitness; with direct reference to a subject.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in such a manner as to make something clearly evident
Note that the definition pointedly includes nonviolent actions name calling against a child.
John Herbison: Constantin, I have said, in pointedly unsubtle language, that Clarence Thomas was unqualified to succeed Thurgood Marshall and that, when his confirmation was at risk, he played the race card in a particularly ugly manner.
Constantin, I have said, in pointedly unsubtle language, that Clarence Thomas was unqualified to succeed Thurgood Marshall and that, when his confirmation was at risk, he played the race card in a particularly ugly manner.
After that Colin pointedly abstained from allusion to the Ideal Wife and to Joan Gildea's Typewriting-Correspondent, as he had called her.
Instead, you’ve invested an incredible amount of time and effort in pointedly avoiding making an argument that could be responded to.
The RAC also called pointedly for a reduction in government interference in the scientific process.
Eva softened her expression and pointedly asked, “Why are you marrying my nephew?”
Very interestingly, as you reported, Jeanne, a number of interviews -- the FBI using that word pointedly -- a number of interviews under way right now.
In the wake of the August riots - when gangs used text-messaging to deploy break-in artists to breach steel-shuttered shops - politicians now use the "G" word pointedly.
* Otmar Issing, the first chief economist of the European Central Bank and a former student of classics, would later note that the Eurozone re-created one of the key features that kept the Roman Empire together.1 Jean-David Levitte, a French diplomat with whom I worked closely in the nineties and who subsequently served as ambassador to Washington, defined the essence of the European Project in terms pointedly intended to make clear how far ahead his region was from the rest of the world, and in particular North America: For the Europeans, building on the lessons of two world wars, sovereignty is in a sense shared.
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