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  • He admired the dexterity with which their host directed the conversation.
  • She felt her cheek pale and cold and, out of a maze of distress, she prayed to God to direct her, to show her what was her duty.

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  • The man stared fixedly at the polished skull which directed the affairs of Crosbie & Alleyne, gauging its fragility.
  • The smile soon faded from Aunt Julia’s face and her mirthless eyes were directed towards her nephew’s face.
  • The confusion grew greater and the cabman was directed differently by Freddy Malins and Mr. Browne, each of whom had his head out through a window of the cab.
  • The transept of the Jesuit Church in Gardiner Street was almost full; and still at every moment gentlemen entered from the side door and, directed by the lay-brother, walked on tiptoe along the aisles until they found seating accommodation.

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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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