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direct
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

5 uses
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Definition
without delay, or in the quickest manner, or without going somewhere else first
  • Well, I fought along, and directly I hears the whoop BEHIND me.
    Chapter 15 (19% in)
directly = in a short time
  • Directly I could just barely hear a "me-yow! me-yow!" down there.
    Chapter 1 (95% in)
  • directly = in a short time
  • Directly it begun to rain, and it rained like all fury, too, and I never see the wind blow so.
    Chapter 9 (22% in)
  • directly = in a short time
  • But she watched for a chance, and directly banged away at a rat; but she missed him wide, and said "Ouch!" it hurt her arm so.
    Chapter 11 (52% in)
  • directly = in a short time
  • Next, for about a half an hour, I whoops now and then; at last I hears the answer a long ways off, and tries to follow it, but I couldn't do it, and directly I judged I'd got into a nest of towheads, for I had little dim glimpses of them on both sides of me—sometimes just a narrow channel between, and some that I couldn't see I knowed was there because I'd hear the wash of the current against the old dead brush and trash that hung over the banks.
    Chapter 15 (36% in)
directly = in a short time
There are no more uses of "direct" in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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