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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • He made the latter’s acquaintance for the first time, and told him directly that he wished to undertake the child’s education.
  • So that the gift of making himself loved directly and unconsciously was inherent in him, in his very nature, so to speak.

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  • The monk from Obdorsk, having been directed to the apiary by the beekeeper, who was also a very silent and surly monk, went to the corner where Father Ferapont’s cell stood.
  • What would become of him if the Church punished him with her excommunication as the direct consequence of the secular law?
  • This time her face was beaming with spontaneous good-natured kindliness, and direct warm-hearted sincerity.
  • Our historical pastime is the direct satisfaction of inflicting pain.
  • Father Paissy asked directly, without beating about the bush.
  • You believe it’s miraculous, but here, I’ll spit on it directly and nothing will happen to me for it!
  • It must be changed directly, for it will get warm in a minute.
  • What comfort is it to me that there are none guilty and that cause follows effect simply and directly, and that I know it?

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  • Fyodor Pavlovitch was all his life fond of acting, of suddenly playing an unexpected part, sometimes without any motive for doing so, and even to his own direct disadvantage, as, for instance, in the present case.
  • All this may have arisen indirectly and unconsciously from the secret stings of his conscience for the money of Katerina Ivanovna that he had dishonestly appropriated.
  • Perhaps he liked my not showing curiosity about his secret, not seeking to discover it by direct question nor by insinuation.
  • Everything was simple and good-natured, her gestures were rapid, direct, confiding, but she was greatly excited.
  • Her grave air, her direct earnest look and quiet manner made a very favorable impression on every one.
  • Here Fyodor Pavlovitch will get up directly and begin worrying me every minute, ’Has she come?
  • "I’ll be back directly, I have forgotten my purse."
  • Sometimes he would fix a long piercing look upon me, and I thought, "He will say something directly now."
  • There was no need to go there …. not the slightest need …. he must raise no alarm …. they would run and tell directly….
  • I’m ready to bless God and His creation directly, but ….
  • Oh, gentlemen, I feel like a new man, and don’t be offended at my addressing you so simply and directly.
  • … I will prove you that and you’ll be convinced directly….
  • I shall have done with all this directly, and as soon as I’m free, I’ll be with her, she’ll see, let her wait.
  • We’ll finish this off directly, finish it off gayly.
  • But as soon as the author ventures to declare that the foundations which he predicates now, part of which Father Iosif just enumerated, are the permanent, essential, and eternal foundations, he is going directly against the Church and its sacred and eternal vocation.
  • Fyodor Pavlovitch seems to have been the first to suggest, apparently in joke, that they should all meet in Father Zossima’s cell, and that, without appealing to his direct intervention, they might more decently come to an understanding under the conciliating influence of the elder’s presence.
  • I maintain, on the contrary, that the Church ought to include the whole State, and not simply to occupy a corner in it, and, if this is, for some reason, impossible at present, then it ought, in reality, to be set up as the direct and chief aim of the future development of Christian society!
  • With my pitiful, earthly, Euclidian understanding, all I know is that there is suffering and that there are none guilty; that cause follows effect, simply and directly; that everything flows and finds its level—but that’s only Euclidian nonsense, I know that, and I can’t consent to live by it!
  • Writing to Fyodor Pavlovitch, and discerning at once that he could extract nothing from him for his children’s education (though the latter never directly refused but only procrastinated as he always did in such cases, and was, indeed, at times effusively sentimental), Yefim Petrovitch took a personal interest in the orphans.
  • "I’ve been a scoundrel to one of them, and I shall be a scoundrel again to the other directly," was his feeling then, as he explained after: "and when Grushenka knows, she won’t care for such a scoundrel."
  • Smerdyakov was always inquiring, putting certain indirect but obviously premeditated questions, but what his object was he did not explain, and usually at the most important moment he would break off and relapse into silence or pass to another subject.
  • Ivan said this in a perfect fury, giving him to understand with obvious intention that he scorned any subterfuge or indirectness and meant to show his cards.
  • Misha ran in, post-haste, with a handful of notes in change, and reported that every one was in a bustle at the Plotnikovs’; "They’re carrying down the bottles, and the fish, and the tea; it will all be ready directly."
  • And it did not take us long to arrange: he stood at the bridle without being noticed, and I stood on one side to direct the goose.
  • All this was only introductory, however, and the speech passed to more direct consideration of the case.
  • There were reasons which you shall know directly.
  • "I’ll show you something directly, Karamazov; it’s a theatrical performance, too," he said, laughing nervously.
  • Yes, I believe it was because I was so pleased …. though it’s perfectly disgraceful for any one to be gushing directly they are pleased, I know that.
  • Since I’ve said so much I’ll tell the whole truth—he’s been to see him twice, the first directly he arrived.
  • My foot began to swell directly after he pressed my hand like that.
  • I sent for Lise directly.
  • You will show your love for humanity more simply and directly by that, than by philosophy.’
  • So I went down into the cellar thinking, ’Here, it’ll come on directly, it’ll strike me down directly, shall I fall?’
  • So I went down into the cellar thinking, ’Here, it’ll come on directly, it’ll strike me down directly, shall I fall?’
  • You might have said it more directly, you blockhead!
  • How could I have said it more directly then?
  • My brother directly accuses you of the murder and theft.
  • But the chief sensation in Mitya’s favor was created by the evidence of Katerina Ivanovna, which I will describe directly.
  • "He did not tell me so directly," answered Alyosha.
  • The President reminded her, though very politely, that she must answer the questions directly, without going off into irrelevant details.
  • It was he killed his father, you will see that directly.
  • I remember that the letter was read aloud by the clerk, directly afterwards, I believe.
  • And though that was not true, as we shall prove directly, it shows the idea was a familiar one to Karamazov, he had contemplated it.
  • He began very simply and directly, with an air of conviction, but not the slightest trace of conceit.
  • "I’ll go and tell him you will come directly."
  • Did he indirectly?
  • He’ll be here directly.
  • I found him directly.
  • To Nikolay Parfenovitch’s direct question, had he noticed how much money Dmitri Fyodorovitch held in his hand, as he must have been able to see the sum better than any one when he took the note from him, Maximov, in the most positive manner, declared that there was twenty thousand.
  • The most direct and the easiest thing for him to do would have been to go straight to Fyodor Pavlovitch’s, to find out whether anything had happened there, and if so, what; and only to go to the police captain, as Pyotr Ilyitch firmly intended doing, when he had satisfied himself of the fact.
  • She arrived only five minutes before Pyotr Ilyitch, so that his story came, not as his own surmise and theory, but as the direct confirmation, by a witness, of the theory held by all, as to the identity of the criminal (a theory he had in the bottom of his heart refused to believe till that moment).
  • I ought to formulate that peculiarity only at the end of my speech, but I will do so at the very beginning, for it is my weakness to go to work directly, not keeping my effects in reserve and economizing my material.
  • Does all that exist of itself, or is it only an emanation of myself, a logical development of my ego which alone has existed for ever: but I make haste to stop, for I believe you will be jumping up to beat me directly.
  • Nothing will make her forgive you simply and directly, she’ll humble you to the dust, bring forward things that have never happened, recall everything, forget nothing, add something of her own, and only then forgive you.
  • This is murmuring against Providence, who even in this has not forgotten you, for if you repine as you repined just now, declaring you’d be glad to have your nose pulled for the rest of your life, your desire has already been fulfilled indirectly, for when you lost your nose, you were led by the nose.’
  • Because he was not an habitual thief and had never directly stolen anything before, for he is a gentleman born, and if he did bring himself to steal, it would not be regular stealing, but simply taking what was his own, for he’d told the whole town he meant to before, and had even bragged aloud before every one that he’d go and take his property from Fyodor Pavlovitch.
  • I’ve not exactly thought it," muttered Alyosha, "but directly you began speaking so strangely, I fancied I had thought of it myself."
  • Are you a human being?" he said, addressing the boy directly.
  • I want you to tell me most directly, plainly, coarsely even (oh, as coarsely as you like!
  • But I knew you’d come poking in directly."
  • I’ll be back directly, but I have a great, great sorrow!"
  • "They’ll give us a bottle here directly.
  • They’ll get the horses out directly, and then—good-by, panie!"
  • Meeting Fyodor Pavlovitch in the drawing-room directly he went in, he shouted to him, waving his hands, "I am going upstairs to my room, not in to you.
  • I’ll open it directly."
  • Dmitri Fyodorovitch, darling, I’ll tell you everything directly, I won’t hide anything," gabbled Fenya, frightened to death; "she’s gone to Mokroe, to her officer."
  • "Misha," he turned to the boy as he came in, "look here, run to Plotnikov’s and tell them that Dmitri Fyodorovitch sends his greetings, and will be there directly….
  • I would, I would, I could do it directly, only don’t exasperate me …. and I’ll send him about his business, I’ll snap my fingers in his face, he shall never see me again!"
  • ) It was brief, and Madame Hohlakov was not directly mentioned in it.
  • "I’ll show you directly.
  • "Why, after your parent’s death there was at least forty thousand to come to each of you, and very likely more, but if Fyodor Pavlovitch got married then to that lady, Agrafena Alexandrovna, she would have had all his capital made over to her directly after the wedding, for she’s plenty of sense, so that your parent would not have left you two roubles between the three of you.
  • When he was asked to explain how it was apparent now at this moment, the old doctor, with simple-hearted directness, pointed out that the prisoner on entering the court had "an extraordinary air, remarkable in the circumstances"; that he had "marched in like a soldier, looking straight before him, though it would have been more natural for him to look to the left where, among the public, the ladies were sitting, seeing that he was a great admirer of the fair sex and must be thinking…

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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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