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point-blank

1. adjective At an extremely close distance, such that a projectile is very unlikely to miss and will deal the maximum amount of damage possible. The fact that he was shot at point-blank range suggests the perpetrator was easily able to get close.
2. adjective Resolute and inflexible. The suspect gave a point-blank denial of having anything to do with the robbery.
3. adjective Blunt; direct and to the point. She made a point-blank accusation, without softening it in any way.
4. adverb Resolutely and inflexibly. The boss refused point-blank to give me extra time off to help care for my sick mother.
5. adverb Bluntly; directly and to the point. For all his faults, at least John will ask point-blank when he needs something from you, rather than dancing around the issue like most people.

point-blank

1. If you say something point-blank, you say it very directly and firmly, without explaining or apologizing. The army apparently refused point-blank to do what was required of them. Mr Patterson was asked point blank if he would resign. Note: Point-blank is also an adjective. We received a point-blank refusal.
2. If someone or something is shot point-blank, they are shot when the gun is touching them or extremely close to them. He fired point-blank at Bernadette. Note: Point-blank is also an adjective. He had been shot at point-blank range in the back of the head.
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Point Blank Enterprises is a provider of high performance protective solutions, including bullet, fragmentation and stab resistant apparel and related accessories.
The company has secured a distribution deal in Canada, and recently began supplying the San Francisco 49ers American football team, who drink Point Blank before and during games as well as during training.
Scripps Safe is proud to partner with Point Blank to offer licensed healthcare professionals the Executive concealable vest, which is ergonomically designed to be exceptionally low profile and light weight while offering varying levels of personal threat protection.
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Prior to joining Point Blank, Edwards was president of TenCate Advanced Armor Inc.
Titles acquired by POINT BLANK for 2017 include The Waters And The Wild by DeSales Harrison; The Pictures by Guy Bolton; Three Envelopes by Nir Hezron; Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love; and Back Up by Paul Colize.
General Manager of Point Blank Range Dave Driscoll encourages participation from any teen that wants to learn to shoot.
Earlier today, police said masked gunmen dragged off some 25 travellers from three busses going to Astore town of Gilgit from Rawalpindi, and killed them at point blank range in the northwestern district of Mansehra.
Doctors at the local hospital said that the army took Shlebaya body with them when they left then gave it back later in the day, they added that he was shot twice, one in the head and the other in the chest from point blank.
Mahmoud Abbas' official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper has honored the terrorist who gunned down eight high school students at point blank range with the status of shahid, or holy Islamic martyr.
Noble refused point blank in the post-match press conference to discuss his proposed move to Wigan but his players did their talking for him on the field as they pulled off a superb 20-18 win to deny the Rhinos a chance to go top of the engage Super League.
One is at the end of a noose and being swung around by the neck by a guy with a green skull face sitting on the deck of an empty pool, another pig-faced cop is hanging in the corner, missing his hands and everything below about mid-torso, the third has just taken an execution style shot to the head at point blank (by a green skull-faced guy), and the fourth pig-faced cop is sitting there holding his shotgun and a dude with a green skull face has just done a frontside air over the hip of the empty pool and literally torn the pig's head off of his shoulders by smacking it with his back truck.
When SGT C came in for the prosthesis, I said, "Can you imagine what the enemy thought when he shot you point blank in the face, and you just kept coming at him
Alex, with his quick mind, spy training, and repertoire of martial arts moves, is unfailingly heroic, and as with his previous outings (Stormbreaker, Point Blank, and Skeleton Key) this entertaining thriller is sure to be popular.
I received that e-mail on the same day that the Salt Lake Tribune article was brought to my attention, whereupon I e-mailed him immediately and asked him point blank about the article quoting him on the subject of Aztlan.