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The Great Gatsby
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  • It was indirectly due to Cody that Gatsby drank so little.
  • The man bending over her is her director.

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  • His eyes, meanwhile, roved very slowly all around the room — he completed the arc by turning to inspect the people directly behind.
  • Almost the last thing I remember was standing with Daisy and watching the moving-picture director and his Star.
  • I drove from the station directly to Gatsby’s house and my rushing anxiously up the front steps was the first thing that alarmed any one.

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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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