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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • When a crisis comes, as it will do, I will direct how you shall act.
  • Anything which may seem to have a bearing however indirect upon the case, and especially the relations between young Baskerville and his neighbours or any fresh particulars concerning the death of Sir Charles.

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  • "Certainly, sir," said he, "I had the telegram delivered to Mr. Barrymore exactly as directed."
  • We had arranged no plan of campaign, but the baronet is a man to whom the most direct way is always the most natural.
  • Mrs. Laura Lyons was in her office, and Sherlock Holmes opened his interview with a frankness and directness which considerably amazed her.
  • Again, there was no direct connection between the hound and the man’s death.
  • At his command she consented to pass as his sister, though he found the limits of his power over her when he endeavoured to make her the direct accessory to murder.
  • The second:— "Visited twenty-three hotels as directed, but sorry, to report unable to trace cut sheet of Times.
  • Dr. Mortimer turned the manuscript to the light and read in a high, cracking voice the following curious, old-world narrative:— "Of the origin of the Hound of the Baskervilles there have been many statements, yet as I come in a direct line from Hugo Baskerville, and as I had the story from my father, who also had it from his, I have set it down with all belief that it occurred even as is here set forth.
  • "The whole course of events," said Holmes, "from the point of view of the man who called himself Stapleton was simple and direct, although to us, who had no means in the beginning of knowing the motives of his actions and could only learn part of the facts, it all appeared exceedingly complex.

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as in: walked directly to work Define
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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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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