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direct
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Through the Looking-Glass
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  • So, to punish it, she held it up to the Looking-glass, that it might see how sulky it was—’and if you’re not good directly,’ she added, ’I’ll put you through into Looking-glass House.
  • ’When I fasten my shawl again,’ the poor Queen groaned out: ’the brooch will come undone directly.

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  • ’You’ll be catching a crab directly.’
  • When I used to wear it, if I fell off the horse, it always touched the ground directly.
  • ’Meanwhile, we’ll drink your health—Queen Alice’s health!’ she screamed at the top of her voice, and all the guests began drinking it directly, and very queerly they managed it: some of them put their glasses upon their heads like extinguishers, and drank all that trickled down their faces—others upset the decanters, and drank the wine as it ran off the edges of the table—and three of them (who looked like kangaroos) scrambled into the dish of roast mutton, and began eagerly lapping upů

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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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