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used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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  • In this way they advanced some fifteen miles, measured in a direct line east, though they must have actually walked twenty miles or more.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (81% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • If it had inspired or directed the development of the legend, then certainly the Ring would have been seized and used against Sauron; he would not have been annihilated but enslaved, and Barad-dur would not have been destroyed but occupied.
    Forward (60% in)
  • But the Hobbits may have learned it direct from the Elves, the teachers of Men in their youth.
    Prologue (40% in)
  • When Frodo replied that only the things specially directed by Bilbo were being given away, they said the whole affair was very fishy.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (88% in)
  • The path seemed to be making directly for it.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Old Forest (31% in)
  • We cannot count on getting anything to eat between here and Rivendell, except what we take with us; and we ought to take plenty to spare; for we may be delayed, or forced to go round-about, far out of the direct way.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (12% in)
  • As the Power grows, its proved friends will also grow; and the Wise, such as you and I, may with patience come at last to direct its courses, to control it.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (63% in)
  • It cannot be less than forty miles from West-door to East-gate in a direct line, and the road may wind much.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (62% in)
  • The light of the shaft fell directly on a table in the middle of the room: a single oblong block, about two feet high, upon which was laid a great slab of white stone.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (99% in)

There are no more uses of "direct" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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