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direct
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: directed her question to Define
aim or focus
  • Reverend Sykes then called on the Lord to bless the sick and the suffering, a procedure no different from our church practice, except Reverend Sykes directed the Deity’s attention to several specific cases.
    p.161.9
  • I was sure he had never heard the words Judge Taylor directed at him— his mouth struggled silently with them— but their import registered on his face.
    p.233.1

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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
  • Atticus would flee to his office directly after dinner, where if we sometimes looked in on him, we would find him sitting back in his swivel chair reading.
    p.198.1

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

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as in: directly above; or buy direct from Define
straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
  • No, there were three things, and they did not directly concern us— the Finches— but in a way they did.
    p.332.2

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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
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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