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pointedly

adverb
     
point‧ed‧ly
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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