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  • I may remark that he had not once taken any notice of the blotchy-faced passenger, and had hitherto addressed all his remarks direct to the prince.
  • I am come direct from Switzerland.

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  • They’ll bring in lunch directly, prince; you must stop and have some, but you must excuse me.
  • The maid shall bring your bed-linen directly.
  • In fact, the door opened directly, and the footman in formed the visitors that the family were all away.
  • I mean to get something to do directly, and earn money.
  • All right—he’ll come to directly—he must have the packet or he’ll cut his throat afterwards.
  • She came to me directly she arrived—’Save me, Lukian! find me some refuge, and say nothing to the prince!’
  • Sit down; they’ll bring you some dinner directly.
  • Will you go directly?

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  • She is connected with one Totski, Afanasy Ivanovitch, a man of considerable property, a director of companies, and so on, and a great friend of General Epanchin, who is interested in the same matters as he is.
  • Indirectly, quite indirectly!
  • The movement is, properly speaking, a derivative from Nihilism—though they are only known indirectly, and by hearsay, for they never advertise their doings in the papers.
  • Indirectly, quite indirectly!
  • This went on for thirty years without a break; there was barely time to change the table-cloth; directly one person left, another took his place.
  • "No, no, read it—read it at once directly, and aloud, aloud!" cried she, calling Colia to her and giving him the journal.
  • She is so beautiful that I recognized her directly, although I had never seen her before.
  • I will go away directly; but I know I am afflicted.
  • I’m going away directly, I really am—don’t be afraid.
  • You shall hear all this directly, gentlemen.
  • "They will lose all respect if they are allowed to be so free and easy; besides it is not proper for them," he declared at last, in answer to a direct question from the prince.
  • "I don’t want you to suspect that I have simply come here to deceive you and pump information out of you!" said Evgenie, still smiling, and without making any direct reply to the question.
  • All Varvara’s efforts were directed towards bringing Aglaya and Gania together.
  • However, he there luckily met Colia, and commissioned him to deliver the letter to his brother as if direct from Aglaya.
  • He gave full, satisfactory, and direct evidence on every point; and the prince’s name was, thanks to this, not brought into the proceedings.
  • I dare say Lebedeff will be coming in here directly; he has been looking for you; I don’t know what he wants.
  • I’ll go down myself directly.
  • Lizabetha Prokofievna had announced, directly after lunch, that they would all take a walk together.
  • I’ll lie down directly.
  • Directly, directly!
  • Directly, directly!
  • Directly!
  • The secretary will be out directly-that is, unless you—yes, that’s the rub—unless you—come, you must allow me to ask you—you’ve not come to beg, have you?"
  • You’ll see, he’ll begin directly and tell us all about it beautifully."
  • "I’ll bring it you directly.
  • Don’t be afraid; I shall go away directly."
  • —I’ll come back directly, gentlemen,—sit down there with the others, please,—excuse me one moment," said the host, getting away with difficulty in order to follow Evgenie.
  • "Yes, directly; I’ll go away directly.
  • "Yes, directly; I’ll go away directly.
  • Take a glass of water, or—but they’ll give you some tea directly."
  • Just wait and think it all over, and I’ll come back directly," he said hurriedly, and made off with what looked like the rapidity of alarm in response to Alexandra’s call.
  • There must have been an idea more powerful than all the calamities and sorrows of this world, famine or torture, leprosy or plague—an idea which entered into the heart, directed and enlarged the springs of life, and made even that hell supportable to humanity!

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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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