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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • This fellow Merryweather is a bank director, and personally interested in the matter.
  • She could trust her own guardianship, but she could not tell what indirect or political influence might be brought to bear upon a business man.

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  • "It is our French gold," whispered the director.
  • Sherlock Holmes sat silent for a few minutes with his fingertips still pressed together, his legs stretched out in front of him, and his gaze directed upward to the ceiling.
  • Lestrade and I walked behind him, the detective indifferent and contemptuous, while I watched my friend with the interest which sprang from the conviction that every one of his actions was directed towards a definite end.
  • The Embankment is not on the direct line to the station.
  • Then, again, the introduction of his name will cause him to see it, for everyone who knows him will direct his attention to it.
  • I signed the paper as directed, and the lawyer took it away with him.
  • Having done this, you must at once put the box out upon the sundial, as directed.
  • I think that I may arrive at my facts most directly by questioning you.

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  • My limbs were weary and stiff, for I feared to change my position; yet my nerves were worked up to the highest pitch of tension, and my hearing was so acute that I could not only hear the gentle breathing of my companions, but I could distinguish the deeper, heavier in-breath of the bulky Jones from the thin, sighing note of the bank director.
  • They inherit Plantagenet blood by direct descent, and Tudor on the distaff side.
  • Indirectly it may be of value, you know; you have only to put it into words to gain the reputation of being excellent company for the remainder of your existence.
  • Of course I never doubted for a moment that my first duty was now to him, and I determined to do just whatever he might direct.
  • In this way I am no doubt indirectly responsible for Dr. Grimesby Roylott’s death, and I cannot say that it is likely to weigh very heavily upon my conscience."

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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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