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direct
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • Heaven will direct it.
  • But let me conjure you, by the rights of our fellowship, by the consonancy of our youth, by the obligation of our ever-preserved love, and by what more dear a better proposer could charge you withal, be even and direct with me, whether you were sent for or no. Ros.

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  • Let it work; For ’tis the sport to have the enginer Hoist with his own petard: and ’t shall go hard But I will delve one yard below their mines And blow them at the moon: O, ’tis most sweet, When in one line two crafts directly meet.
  • The great man down, you mark his favourite flies, The poor advanc’d makes friends of enemies; And hitherto doth love on fortune tend: For who not needs shall never lack a friend; And who in want a hollow friend doth try, Directly seasons him his enemy.
  • Come, I will give you way for these your letters; And do’t the speedier, that you may direct me To him from whom you brought them.
  • If by direct or by collateral hand They find us touch’d, we will our kingdom give, Our crown, our life, and all that we call ours, To you in satisfaction; but if not, Be you content to lend your patience to us, And we shall jointly labour with your soul To give it due content.

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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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