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Synonyms for point-blank

Synonyms for point-blank

characterized by directness in manner or speech

close enough to go straight to the target

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And a point-blank range of 250 yards is long enough for me.
Anyone prepared to use a firearm in the street at almost point-blank range is dangerous and needs to be caught as soon as possible.
Mr Raja was stabbed and shot at point-blank range at his home in Sutton, south London, on July 2, 1999.
Cardinal Juan Posadas Ocampo of Mexico was shot and killed at point-blank range by two gunmen hired by drug traffickers in 1993.
In 1981, Cook (aka Abu-Jamal) murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood, shooting him first in the back and then in the face, at point-blank range.
Craig Yeats missed a chance from point-blank range before equalising in 33 minutes.
Uwe Rosler may have snatched a point for Saints in the final minute but his header was blocked at point-blank range.
A former soldier who was crippled when a sentry accidentally shot him in the stomach at point-blank range yesterday launched a High Court damages action against the Ministry of Defence.
In a game of few clear chances, Celtic's Scott McDonald missed the best after 15 minutes when he failed to connect with a cross by debutant Willo Flood from point-blank range.
They stood in front of a makeshift shrine at the station, erected soon after the Brazilian was shot seven times at point-blank range.
Cheltenham, on a six-match unbeaten run and without a League defeat at Whaddon Road since November, had chances when Paul Connor was denied from point-blank range by Keiren Westwood.
But Mike Newell's men were left incensed when Baidoo bundled the ball home from point-blank range after an almighty scramble claiming he had used his hands to beat Marlon Beresford.
The Royals, who outshot Simi Valley 4-2 in the half, were stifled in the 16th minute as Simi Valley goalkeeper Cassandra Vargas (eight saves) stopped a Kelsey Weiss shot from point-blank range.
This theory came under question almost at once when a post-mortem showed that the Cardinal had been shot at point-blank range.
Detectives investigating the murder of a 24-year-old man gunned down at point-blank range in his own home, yesterday confirmed they were looking at his involvement in the local drugs scene.