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  • And so in spite of the friendliness and directness of their relations, Konstantin felt an awkwardness in leaving him alone.
  • Kitty danced in the first couple, and luckily for her she had not to talk, because Korsunsky was all the time running about directing the figure.

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  • He heard only her words and gave them only the direct sense they bore.
  • It was her solitary refuge from the household cares which crowded upon her directly she went out from it.
  • "Give us another bottle," Stepan Arkadyevitch directed the Tatar, who was filling up their glasses and fidgeting round them just when he was not wanted.
  • Very well, I will come directly and see about it.
  • Someone, your excellency, crept in without permission directly my back was turned.
  • "I’ll put them on directly," he said.
  • If you prefer it, your excellency, a private room will be free directly; Prince Golistin with a lady.
  • Mamma will be down directly.

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  • "I’ll be back directly, maman," he remarked, turning round in the doorway.
  • And directly she had said this, her face suddenly softened.
  • "Oh, they feel it directly?" said Dolly.
  • I’ll come along directly.
  • He thought of nothing but that he would see her directly, not in imagination, but living, all of her, as she was in reality.
  • There are matters which only concern those directly interested in them, and the matter you are so worried about is….
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch paused while there was talking about him, but he began again directly.
  • Varenka seemed quite unaffected by there being persons present she did not know, and she went directly to the piano.
  • _’ Directly they say ’_Durchlaucht_,’ I can’t hold out.
  • "I’ll be back directly," and she ran back.
  • "Yes, go along, go along, and I’ll come to you directly," said Sergey Ivanovitch, shaking his head as he looked at his brother.
  • But, directly he would have made a step to come nearer to her, she was aware of his presence, pushed away the watering pot, and turned her flushed face towards him.
  • I’ll come directly.
  • But, on the other hand, directly she thought of the future with Vronsky, there arose before her a perspective of brilliant happiness; with Levin the future seemed misty.
  • "No," he said; "I would point out the fact that if, as Pripasov directly asserts, perception is based on sensation, then we are bound to distinguish sharply between these two conceptions."
  • At the time when the racers had to go to the pavilion to receive the prizes, and all attention was directed to that point, Vronsky’s elder brother, Alexander, a colonel with heavy fringed epaulets, came up to him.
  • Precisely at five o’clock, before the bronze Peter the First clock had struck the fifth stroke, Alexey Alexandrovitch came in, wearing a white tie and evening coat with two stars, as he had to go out directly after dinner.
  • In her family’s eyes he had no ordinary, definite career and position in society, while his contemporaries by this time, when he was thirty-two, were already, one a colonel, and another a professor, another director of a bank and railways, or president of a board like Oblonsky.
  • Directing the coachman to a place under the shed in the big, clean, tidy yard, with charred, old-fashioned ploughs in it, the old man asked Levin to come into the parlor.
  • Ivan directed her how to fasten the cord to the cross-piece, and at something she said he laughed aloud.
  • A footman brought in a thick packet directed in Alexey Alexandrovitch’s hand.
  • "Yes, but what is his energy directed to?" said Alexey Alexandrovitch.
  • Letters may, of course, be a partial confirmation; but detection in the fact there must be of the most direct kind, that is, by eyewitnesses.
  • Golenishtchev liked this direct and simple attitude to her own position.
  • But if you direct us to apply to her excellency, would you graciously oblige us with her address?
  • Those claims were in opposition, and he was in direct conflict with his education.
  • Directly the servant had set the tea and left the room, Alexey Alexandrovitch got up and went to the writing-table.
  • Directly she thought of what her husband would do, the most terrible ideas came to her mind.
  • "Directly, directly!" he cried to a footman who came in.
  • "Directly, directly!" he cried to a footman who came in.
  • But directly she had said this he suddenly drew himself up, and a proud and hard expression came over his face.
  • "Is Seryozha quite well?" he said, and not waiting for an answer, he added: "I shan’t be dining at home today, and I have got to go out directly."
  • Directly Sergey Ivanovitch had concluded the conversation with his jest, Pestsov promptly started a new one.
  • But directly he began to illustrate his meaning, she understood at once.
  • I am in a hurry, because I’ve no time, I’ve not long left to live; the fever will begin directly and I shall understand nothing more.
  • If you will allow me to give my opinion, I think that it lies with you to point out directly the steps you consider necessary to end the position.
  • "But don’t worry, it’ll be brought directly."
  • And directly they began to talk he would close his eyes, and would show weariness, indifference, and loathing.
  • Directly any higher order were invented, he would win it.
  • He fancied she would not throw stones, and would go simply and directly to see Anna, and would receive her in her own house.
  • The day after his arrival Vronsky went to her, and finding her alone, expressed his wishes directly.
  • "We’re coming directly!"
  • Directly Vronsky went towards her, she drew in a deep breath, and, turning back her prominent eye till the white looked bloodshot, she started at the approaching figures from the opposite side, shaking her muzzle, and shifting lightly from one leg to the other.
  • Levin felt that it would be improper to enter upon a metaphysical discussion with the priest, and so he said in reply merely what was a direct answer to the question.
  • Going into the porter’s room, Alexey Alexandrovitch glanced at the letters and papers brought from his office, and directed that they should be brought to him in his study.
  • Moreover, it was apparent also that the harrows and all the agricultural implements, which he had directed to be looked over and repaired in the winter, for which very purpose he had hired three carpenters, had not been put into repair, and the harrows were being repaired when they ought to have been harrowing the field.
  • It was as though there were something in this which she could not or would not face, as though directly she began to speak of this, she, the real Anna, retreated somehow into herself, and another strange and unaccountable woman came out, whom he did not love, and whom he feared, and who was in opposition to him.
  • The haystacks could not possibly contain fifty wagon-loads each, and to convict the peasants Levin ordered the wagons that had carried the hay to be brought up directly, to lift one stack, and carry it into the barn.
  • Directly she had gone out, swift, swift light steps sounded on the parquet, and his bliss, his life, himself—what was best in himself, what he had so long sought and longed for—was quickly, so quickly approaching him.
  • Golenishtchev recovered himself with an effort, and at first was dejected and gloomy, but Anna, disposed to feel friendly with everyone as she was at that time, soon revived his spirits by her direct and lively manner.
  • He dressed in haste, and as though carrying his cup full of wrath, and fearing to spill any over, fearing to lose with his wrath the energy necessary for the interview with his wife, he went into her room directly he heard she was up.
  • They drank, also half in jest, to the health of the new marshal of the province, of the governor, of the bank director, and of "our amiable host."
  • Directly after the doctor, who had taken up so much time, came the celebrated traveler, and Alexey Alexandrovitch, by means of the pamphlet he had only just finished reading and his previous acquaintance with the subject, impressed the traveler by the depth of his knowledge of the subject and the breadth and enlightenment of his view of it.
  • She had scarcely entered the ballroom and reached the throng of ladies, all tulle, ribbons, lace, and flowers, waiting to be asked to dance—Kitty was never one of that throng—when she was asked for a waltz, and asked by the best partner, the first star in the hierarchy of the ballroom, a renowned director of dances, a married man, handsome and well-built, Yegorushka Korsunsky.
  • And to those oases Vronsky at once directed his attention, and with them he entered at once into relation.
  • "Suppose a bank director gets ten thousand—well, he’s worth it; or an engineer gets twenty thousand—after all, it’s a growing thing, you know!"
  • I thought it was the director of a department.
  • And we shall have to speak to the director.
  • But I wanted to ask you directly what you think of me, of my life?
  • "We are late though," said Katavasov, looking at his watch directly Metrov had finished his discourse.
  • I’ll be back directly, and we’ll talk it over; I only want to change my coat.
  • Go into the dining room, I’m coming directly.
  • They bring their halfpence or go themselves and say directly what for.
  • In this case it is a whole people directly expressing their will.
  • "Very well, I’ll go directly," said Levin, standing up and kissing her.
  • Since he knew nothing of this, and drew his inspiration, not directly from life, but indirectly from life embodied in art, his inspiration came very quickly and easily, and as quickly and easily came his success in painting something very similar to the sort of painting he was trying to imitate.
  • But this difficult conversation Anna directed with her usual tact and naturalness, and indeed she did so with actual enjoyment, as Darya Alexandrovna observed.
  • Petrov, the bank director, had twelve thousand; Sventitsky, a company director, had seventeen thousand; Mitin, who had founded a bank, received fifty thousand.
  • Petrov, the bank director, had twelve thousand; Sventitsky, a company director, had seventeen thousand; Mitin, who had founded a bank, received fifty thousand.
  • While he followed this interesting conversation, Levin was all the time admiring her— her beauty, her intelligence, her culture, and at the same time her directness and genuine depth of feeling.
  • _ Everything, together with the excellent dinner and the wine, not from Russian merchants, but imported direct from abroad, was extremely dignified, simple, and enjoyable.
  • But Alexey Alexandrovitch was not aware of this, and, on the contrary, being cut off from direct participation in governmental activity, he saw more clearly than ever the errors and defects in the action of others, and thought it his duty to point out means for their correction.
  • But this was so much the better, as going into the dining room, Stepan Arkadyevitch found to his horror that the port and sherry had been procured from Depre, and not from Levy, and, directing that the coachman should be sent off as speedily as possible to Levy’s, he was going back to the drawing room.
  • The mere notion of this so exasperated Alexey Alexandrovitch, that directly it rose to his mind he groaned with inward agony, and got up and changed his place in the carriage, and for a long while after, he sat with scowling brows, wrapping his numbed and bony legs in the fleecy rug.
  • Sviazhsky was one of those people, always a source of wonder to Levin, whose convictions, very logical though never original, go one way by themselves, while their life, exceedingly definite and firm in its direction, goes its way quite apart and almost always in direct contradiction to their convictions.
  • Since he knew nothing of this, and drew his inspiration, not directly from life, but indirectly from life embodied in art, his inspiration came very quickly and easily, and as quickly and easily came his success in painting something very similar to the sort of painting he was trying to imitate.
  • Meanwhile from the other side of the marsh came the sound of Stepan Arkadyevitch’s shots, not frequent, but, as Levin fancied, well-directed, for almost after each they heard "Krak, Krak, apporte!"
  • But what contributed more than all to his success was his direct, equable manner with everyone, which very quickly made the majority of the noblemen reverse the current opinion of his supposed haughtiness.
  • He appreciated all kinds, and could have felt inspired by any one of them; but he had no conception of the possibility of knowing nothing at all of any school of painting, and of being inspired directly by what is within the soul, without caring whether what is painted will belong to any recognized school.
  • There was, as it were, a continual beginning, a preparation of the musical expression of some feeling, but it fell to pieces again directly, breaking into new musical motives, or simply nothing but the whims of the composer, exceedingly complex but disconnected sounds.
  • His brother came the next morning to see Vronsky, and of his own accord asked him about her, and Alexey Vronsky told him directly that he looked upon his connection with Madame Karenina as marriage; that he hoped to arrange a divorce, and then to marry her, and until then he considered her as much a wife as any other wife, and he begged him to tell their mother and his wife so.
  • The princess, conscious that Agafea Mihalovna’s wrath must be chiefly directed against her, as the person responsible for the raspberry jam-making, tried to appear to be absorbed in other things and not interested in the jam, talked of other matters, but cast stealthy glances in the direction of the stove.
  • The complication was of this nature: Alexey Alexandrovitch’s characteristic quality as a politician, that special individual qualification that every rising functionary possesses, the qualification that with his unflagging ambition, his reserve, his honesty, and with his self-confidence had made his career, was his contempt for red tape, his cutting down of correspondence, his direct contact, wherever possible, with the living fact, and his economy.
  • If he had told her directly what he was thinking, he would have said: "In that dress, with a princess only too well known to everyone, to show yourself at the theater is equivalent not merely to acknowledging your position as a fallen woman, but is flinging down a challenge to society, that is to say, cutting yourself off from it forever."
  • It is true that the erroneousness and shallowness of this conception of his faith was dimly perceptible to Alexey Alexandrovitch, and he knew that when, without the slightest idea that his forgiveness was the action of a higher power, he had surrendered directly to the feeling of forgiveness, he had felt more happiness than now when he was thinking every instant that Christ was in his heart, and that in signing official papers he was doing His will.
  • …of view; thirdly, that evidence should be required from the rival department of the measures that had been taken during the last ten years by that department for averting the disastrous conditions in which the native tribes were now placed; and fourthly and finally, that that department explain why it had, as appeared from the evidence before the committee, from No. 17,015 and 18,038, from December 5, 1863, and June 7, 1864, acted in direct contravention of the intent of the law T….
  • This influence was due to his wealth and reputation, the capital house in the town lent him by his old friend Shirkov, who had a post in the department of finances and was director of a flourishing bank in Kashin; the excellent cook Vronsky had brought from the country, and his friendship with the governor, who was a schoolfellow of Vronsky’s—a schoolfellow he had patronized and protected indeed.
  • When he had heard everything, even to the detail that for the first second she could not help flushing, but that afterwards she was just as direct and as much at her ease as with any chance acquaintance, Levin was quite happy again and said he was glad of it, and would not now behave as stupidly as he had done at the election, but would try the first time he met Vronsky to be as friendly as possible.
  • Vronsky stood still and asked directly: "How so?
  • Yes, she will tell me directly what she told me before; that there is no foundation for my suspicions, that it’s absurd."
  • He’s so much to be pitied!" she said to herself directly after.
  • Before, when I was told to consider him clever, I kept looking for his ability, and thought myself a fool for not seeing it; but directly I said, he’s a fool, though only in a whisper, everything’s explained, isn’t it?"
  • And you must give up thinking so directly!" said Kitty.
  • "We’ll come on directly with him.
  • I’ll get up directly."
  • If you reckon those who have been sent not directly from Moscow, over a thousand," answered Sergey Ivanovitch.
  • He’ll be here directly."
  • "I’ll get it directly.
  • "I don’t need to ask," said Sergey Ivanovitch, "we have seen and are seeing hundreds and hundreds of people who give up everything to serve a just cause, come from every part of Russia, and directly and clearly express their thought and aim.
  • …willing to observe, that both Anna and Vronsky wanted to speak, "in former days the free-thinker was a man who had been brought up in ideas of religion, law, and morality, and only through conflict and struggle came to free-thought; but now there has sprung up a new type of born free-thinkers who grow up without even having heard of principles of morality or of religion, of the existence of authorities, who grow up directly in ideas of negation in everything, that is to say, savages.

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proceeding without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
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straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
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straightforward (clear and explicit -- perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
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give instructions or commands (directions that must be followed)
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