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Pointed Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • direct and obvious in meaning or reference; often unpleasant; "a pointed critique"; "a pointed allusion to what was going on"; "another pointed look in their direction"
  • having a point

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Pointed'


  • Pointed shoe: Throughout the history of footwear, shoes or fashion boots with very long, pointed toes have been favored at various periods and in various cultures or sub-cultures
  • Pointed space: In mathematics, a pointed space is a topological space X with a distinguished basepoint x0 in X. Maps of pointed spaces (based maps) are continuous maps
  • Five-pointed star: five-pointed star (☆) is a common ideogram used throughout the world. If the colinear edges are joined together a pentagram is produced. The five-pointed star
  • Bless Its Pointed Little Head: Bless Its Pointed Little Head is a live album by Jefferson Airplane recorded at both the Fillmore East and West in the fall of 1968 and released in 1969

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'Pointed' example sentence in quotations


* I'm not a teacher only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead-ahead of myself as well as you. - George Bernard Shaw

* It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon --so long as there is no answer to it-- gives claws to the weak. - George Orwell

* A lady came up to me on the street and pointed to my suede jacket. 'You know a cow was murdered for that jacket' she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, 'I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too.' - Jake Johanson


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Pointed Sample Sentences in News


  • When it comes to carbon emissions, one US citizen is equal to 107 Bangladeshis
    Sunita pointed out that it is "imperative that the deal is based on principles of equity so that our right to development is secured". Read more on this news related to 'Pointed'
  • Napoleon's two-pointed hat auctioned off for 1.9 mln euros
    One of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats was sold on Sunday to a South Korean collector for nearly 1.9 million euros ($2.2 million) at an auction outside Paris. It sold for 1,884,000 euros, almost five times its estimated value, at a two-day auction of Napoleon memorabilia by Monaco's royal family which raked in a total of 10 million euros, including fees Read more on this news related to 'Pointed'
  • Suspect sought in robbery of electronics store
    The subject pointed a firearm at the cashier and demanded money. Once the cashier complied, the suspect fled the location. Read more on this news related to 'Pointed'

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