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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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Blackstock stabbed over from point-blank range and then had a header cleared off the line.
Sodje went close to opening the scoring early on, but his shot from Drury's cross was blocked at point-blank range by Harriers keeper John Danby.
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.
As Mr Thi staggered under the force of the shots, Phuong shot him in the head at point-blank range, killing him instantly, the police spokesman said.
The 20-year-old was shot at point-blank range but detectives had no idea where the attack took place.
However, Gareth McAuley restored the visitors' lead right on half-time, netting from point-blank range.
Sub Thompson, the Scot who moved to Turf Moor in September, pounced in the 76th minute, stabbing in from point-blank range after Robbie Blake's shot was pushed against the post by keeper Peter Enckelman.
He, in turn, tipped it to the unmarked Dorman, who scored past Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman from almost point-blank range.
He denied Simon Grayson from point-blank range, while Blackpool defender Rob Clare cleared off the line to deny Ian Hume.
The boy of 16 - who has not yet been named - was blasted at point-blank range with either a shotgun or a high-powered handgun in the Dingle area of Liverpool.
3 Stan Collymore turned home the equaliser from point-blank range before .
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.
But his effort from point-blank range was brilliantly stopped by David Mitchell.
But with eight minutes left Parkin nodded home Ross Wallace's angled cross from point-blank range.