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- ‘If I don't like a CD, it hangs around on my shelf accusingly, and I grow to hate whoever it is.’
- ‘The building is effectively a giant glass satellite, with a central tower pointing its finger accusingly at the heavens.’
- ‘It's a surreal picture, me with a duster in my hand and her staring at me, accusingly.’
- ‘The monumental bust, The Last Roman, looks on accusingly.’
- ‘Over half the seats sat accusingly empty throughout the ‘public meeting’.’
- ‘The turkey is almost finished but the carcass stands accusingly in the kitchen.’
- ‘She picks up the offending ball of too-tight yarn and waves it accusingly.’
- ‘She also notes who used which dishes, and holds them up accusingly before adding them to the basket of dirty dishes on the floor.’
- ‘Someone told me, accusingly, that I should just go and rent Prospero's Books if I liked my movies so goddamned complicated.’
- ‘As I was about to bound down the staircase, my neighbour's head poked from her doorway accusingly.’
- ‘The man stands on the pile, his face wrapped against the dust, gazing out accusingly at the photographer.’
- ‘In the hot summer months, when the water level drops, a rotting church steeple can be seen poking up accusingly above the water line.’
- ‘When I went home for winter vacation, my beloved ponderosa pines seemed to regard me accusingly in the mist.’
- ‘I felt an urge to burp and belch loudly and then stare accusingly at one of those long haired chaps with earrings.’
- ‘Twenty pairs of ten year old eyes stared at me accusingly.’
- ‘The alarm clock rings accusingly, a reminder of failed intentions to skip the pub and have an early night.’
- ‘After that he glanced accusingly at us a few times but i kept giving him sweet smiles.’
- ‘The bare stump of a tree, obviously cut down to aid the rescue work, pointed accusingly at the sky.’
- ‘In one, a mother cries at a graveside while a neighbour points accusingly at a poppy field nearby.’
- ‘She pointed accusingly at the moldering trash can in the corner.’
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