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The Grapes of Wrath
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as in: directly above; or buy direct from Define
straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
  • The kettle rattled over the direct fire, rattled and wheezed.

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  • This flower does best in direct sunlight.
  • I would like to speak directly to the manager.

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as in: walked directly to work Define
proceeding without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
  • The gray cat came out of the barn shed and trotted miaowing toward the fire, but, nearly there, it turned and went directly to one of the little piles of rabbit entrails on the ground.
  • They went directly to the mud puddle under the hose and dug their toes into the mud.

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  • He went directly to the Dodge and crawled under on his back.

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  • I walked directly to work.
  • Let me get directly to the point.

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as in: directed her question to Define
aim or focus
  • The land fell into fewer hands, the number of the dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression.
  • Her whole thought and action were directed inward on the baby.

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  • Al crawled under on his belly and directed the beam of the flashlight.

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  • The sprinkler head needs to be fixed so it directs water away from the house.
  • Please direct your question to the appropriate department by selecting one from this list.

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as in: walked directly to work Define
proceeding without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
as in: directly above; or buy direct from Define
straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
as in: was direct in my instructions Define
straightforward (clear and explicit -- perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
as in: directed her question to Define
aim or focus
as in: directed the jury to... Define
give instructions or commands (directions that must be followed)
as in: directed the movie Define
supervise or administer (often while giving directions or orders)
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