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And Then There Were None
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as in: directed her question to Define
aim or focus
  • All his suspicions were directed against Lombard and I pretended to concur in these.

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  • The sprinkler head needs to be fixed so it directs water away from the house.
  • Please direct your question to the appropriate department by selecting one from this list.

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as in: directed the jury to... Define
give instructions or commands (directions that must be followed)
  • On at least two occasions I stopped cases where to my mind the accused was palpably innocent, directing the jury that there was no case.

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  • On the SAT test, some questions direct you to look at an underlined or numbered portion of a passage.
  • The judge directed the jury to ignore the question.

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as in: directed the movie Define
supervise or administer (often while giving directions or orders)
  • She looked at the other three, her glance and voice had that slight suggestion of command in it that comes from having occupied a position of authority. She might have been directing which tennis sets the girls were to play in.

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  • She directed the move.
  • She directs our organization.

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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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