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direct
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Ender's Game
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as in: was direct in my instructions Define
straightforward (clear and explicit -- perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
  • The prosecution was too clever to charge him directly, but there were attempts to make him look sick, perverted, criminally insane.

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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: directly above; or buy direct from Define
straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
  • They must talk to each other directly, Ender, mind to mind.
  • We were connected directly to your brain.

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  • So, you see, having a Third, even under the government’s direct instructions, undoes everything they’ve been trying to do.
  • His arms remained unfrozen, for without a direct body hit, only the limbs that were shot froze up.
  • Ender asked a boy directly under the frozen soldier’s feet.
  • "I can see fine," he said, and proceeded to flash the boys directly under him.
  • Bonzo collapsed, fell to the side, and sprawled directly under the spray of streaming water from a shower.
  • Almost none of them knew how to establish a direct line to the target, and when they reached the far wall few of the new ones had any idea how to catch on or even control their rebounds.
  • It could not land directly because Eros had enhanced gravity, and the tug, designed for towing cargos, could never escape the gravity well.

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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: directed her question to Define
aim or focus
  • She heard the anger in his voice and assumed it was directed at her.

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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 movie Define
supervise or administer (often while giving directions or orders)
  • After all, the queen doesn’t have to be with them to direct a battle.
  • I’m director of primary training at Battle School in the Belt.

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  • We have been able to detect no contact between these two children and any adult who might be directing them.
  • He spoke commands to simulated pilots of four fighters, and instead of merely carrying out the computer’s instructions, he was allowed to determine tactics himself, deciding which of several objectives was the most valuable and directing his squadron accordingly.

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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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