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direct
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Heart of Darkness
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  • The Director of Companies was our captain and our host.
  • The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning of which lies within the shell of a cracked nut.

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  • The Director, satisfied the anchor had good hold, made his way aft and sat down amongst us.
  • You would have perceived directly then how completely she was out of it.
  • This I did directly the simple funeral was over.
  • I directed my glass to the house.
  • There were either no villages, or the people were hostile, or the director, who like the rest of us fed out of tins, with an occasional old he-goat thrown in, didn’t want to stop the steamer for some more or less recondite reason.
  • However, he had enough strength in him—factitious no doubt—to very nearly make an end of us, as you shall hear directly.
  • "We have lost the first of the ebb," said the Director, suddenly.

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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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