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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • But, Othello, speak: Did you by indirect and forced courses Subdue and poison this young maid’s affections?
  • To prison; till fit time Of law and course of direct session Call thee to answer.

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  • The lieutenant to-night watches on the court of guard: first, I must tell thee this—Desdemona is directly in love with him.
  • Take note, take note, O world, To be direct and honest is not safe.
  • How am I, then, a villain To counsel Cassio to this parallel course, Directly to his good?
  • But yet, I say, If imputation and strong circumstances,— Which lead directly to the door of truth,— Will give you satisfaction, you may have’t.
  • Thou hast taken against me a most just exception; but yet, I protest, I have dealt most directly in thy affair.

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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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