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direct
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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as in: directly above; or buy direct from Define
straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
  • On my return nothing more was to be seen of the first one, it had been blown to pieces by a direct hit.
  • they will have a job with Hans Kramer’s body at the Judgment Day, piecing it together after a direct hit;

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  • Suddenly it howls and flashes terrifically, the dug-out cracks in all its joints under a direct hit, fortunately only a light one that the concrete blocks are able to withstand.

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  • This flower does best in direct sunlight.
  • I would like to speak directly to the manager.

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as in: walked directly to work Define
proceeding without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
  • If for one hour in a year something eatable were to be had in some one place only, within that hour, as if moved by a vision, he would put on his cap, go out and walk directly there, as though following a compass, and find it.

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  • I walked directly to work.
  • Let me get directly to the point.

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as in: was direct in my instructions Define
straightforward (clear and explicit -- perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
  • "If only I knew how much the operation costs," says he.
    "Have you not asked?"
    "Not directly, I cannot do that—the surgeon might take it amiss and that would not do; he must operate on mother."

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  • I left them with direct instructions.
  • She is easy to work with. She is direct in her communications and expectations.

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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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