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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpointedlypoint‧ed‧ly /ˈpɔɪntɪdli/ adverb  in a way that is deliberately meant to show that you are annoyed, bored, or disapprove of something She looked pointedly at the clock on the kitchen wall.say/add/ask etc pointedly ‘I thought you were leaving, ’ she said pointedly.
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pointedlyMiss Phillips looked at the clock pointedly and I realized that it was time for me to leave.Grout turned away, straightened his back and brought his head up, ignoring Ashton pointedly as he walked proudly away.In his comments Thursday, Cerpa pointedly asked that visits be reinstated.The shopkeeper made a rude comment about shoplifters and looked pointedly at the boy standing next to me.What language, he asked, looking pointedly into her eyes, did she love in?Haley Barbour, chairman of the Republican National Committee, pointedly refused last week to rule out using the tape in commercials.When Clinton won re-election, senior Republicans pointedly said Clinton had to take the first step on any Medicare proposals.While both players attended the ceremony, they pointedly sat on opposite sides of the hall.Even more pointedly, they argue that dealing with one client may increase the burden on others in equal need.
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