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The Da Vinci Code
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  • I’ll inform the director of Cryptography you no longer need our services.
  • The albino drew a pistol from his coat and aimed the barrel through the bars, directly at the curator.

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  • Running wildly, she darted back and forth across the house, from clue to clue, until at last she found a clue that directed her back to her own bedroom.
  • It’s the director of our Cryptology Department.
  • To Langdon’s surprise, the woman walked directly up to him and extended a polite hand.
  • Fache had looked distressed ever since talking to the director of Cryptology on the phone.
  • Please come find me directly, Mr. Langdon.
  • According to the director, at my orders he paged his entire team to look at the images I’d wired him.
  • I went directly back to my hotel after my lecture.
  • The director said he didn’t question her behavior because she was understandably upset by the photos.

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  • Directly beneath that rest room window, the two-lane Place du Carrousel ran within a few feet of the outer wall.
  • That truck, only moments ago, had probably been stopped at a red light directly beneath the rest room window.
  • Directly outside this bulkhead.
  • Clearly, her grandfather had done everything in his power to send a confidential transmission directly to her.
  • Its long central section—the nave—led directly to the main altar, where it was transversely intersected by a shorter section, known as the transept.
  • Quickly striding the final few steps to the Mona Lisa, she illuminated the floor directly in front of the painting.
  • On the glass, six words glowed in purple, scrawled directly across the Mona Lisa’s face.
  • The intersection of nave and transept occurred directly beneath the main cupola and was considered the heart of the church… her most sacred and mystical point.
  • Long before the establishment of Greenwich as the prime meridian, the zero longitude of the entire world had passed directly through Paris, and through the Church of Saint-Sulpice.
  • As Grouard inched backward, he could see the woman across the room raising her UV light and scrutinizing a large painting that hung on the far side of the Salle des Etats, directly opposite the Mona Lisa.
  • I am going to be very direct if I may.
  • Here, the glistening Rose Line took a ninety-degree vertical turn and continued directly up the face of the obelisk itself, ascending thirty-three feet to the very tip of the pyramidical apex, where it finally ceased.
  • Silas wished he could call Bishop Aringarosa and warn him, but the Teacher had removed all their lines of direct communication tonight.
  • Only two direct lines of Merovingians remain.
  • The cardinals exchanged uneasy looks, and finally one said, "Yes, but these bonds are traceable directly to the Vatican Bank."
  • A video camera overhead was aimed directly at them, and Langdon had the feeling that this camera, unlike those at the Louvre, was authentic.
  • The box coasted to a stop directly in front of them.
  • And, of course, an abundance of cinquefoils—the five-petaled decorative flowers often found at the top of archways, directly over the keystone.
  • Seeing no options, Langdon knelt down and set the rosewood box at the edge of the cargo hold, directly in front of the open doors.
  • Then, shaking out his jacket, he put it back on, smoothed the lapels, and smiled at Sophie as he sat down directly over the stashed treasure.
  • He turned and looked directly at Sophie.
  • Leonardo’s feelings about the Bible relate directly to the Holy Grail.
  • Langdon looked directly at her now.
  • The monk closed to within a few feet, keeping the gun aimed directly at Teabing’s head.
  • Despite Aringarosa’s concern at having missed the call, he felt encouraged that the Teacher felt confident enough to call Opus Dei headquarters directly.
  • Having disobeyed Fache’s direct orders and lost Langdon for a second time, Collet was grateful that PTS had located a bullet hole in the floor, which at least corroborated Collet’s claims that a shot had been fired.
  • How may I direct your call?
  • "I am not skilled in small talk, Bishop," the secretariat said, "so let me be direct about the reason for your visit."
  • Sophie’s grandfather’s final verse made direct reference to the Master Masons who adorned Rosslyn with their carved artistic offerings.
  • Incredibly, both had been from Merovingian families—direct descendants of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ.
  • Their children represented the most direct surviving royal bloodline and therefore were carefully guarded by the Priory.
  • Our clients can drive directly to their hangars, and load as they please.
  • They’ve got some kind of maintenance problem out near your hangar, and they’re asking me to bring the plane directly to the terminal instead.
  • The prim man in the tuxedo calmly produced a very small revolver, which he aimed directly at the boy’s forehead.
  • Sophie moved directly to the sarcophagus, but Langdon hung back a few feet, keeping an eye on the abbey around them.
  • Bishop, I am not sure how to say this delicately, so I will state it directly.
  • She stared directly back at Teabing.
  • Crouching lower, Langdon lowered his gaze to Teabing’s gun, aimed directly at him.
  • Tonight, however, with the Priory’s keystone offering a verse that pointed directly to this spot, Langdon no longer felt so smug.
  • She walked outside and could see her grandfather standing on the porch of a nearby stone house directly behind the church.
  • His eye was trained not just on the massive inverted pyramid, but on what lay directly beneath it.
  • Directly before him, hanging down from above, gleamed the inverted pyramid—a breathtaking V-shaped contour of glass.
  • There, directly beneath it, stood the tiny structure.
  • Langdon had delivered the keystone directly to the heart of the operation, which was a pleasant surprise, and yet he had brought the police on his tail.
  • That is a direct order!
  • With the soundproof divider raised, Teabing was able to phone Silas in the front seat, use the fake French accent of the Teacher, and direct Silas to go straight to Opus Dei.
  • "You told me earlier," she said, "that the timing of the Priory’s plans to unveil the truth about ’the Rose’ and her fertile womb was linked directly to the position of planets—orbs."
  • He had promised himself he would stop in the hotel lobby for a cafe au lait to clear his thoughts, but instead his legs carried him directly out the front door into the gathering Paris night.
  • At the French authorities’ request, Kent police had ordered the Biggin Hill air traffic controller to radio the Hawker’s pilot and order him directly to the terminal rather than to the client’s hangar.
  • Langdon often wondered how many modern card players had any clue that their four suits—spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds—were Grail-related symbols that came directly from Tarot’s four suits of swords, cups, scepters, and pentacles.
  • And virtually all the elements of the Catholic ritual—the miter, the altar, the doxology, and communion, the act of "God-eating"—were taken directly from earlier pagan mystery religions."
  • I was not aware of this, and it seems neither was the director until a coworker informed him, but apparently Sophie Neveu is Jacques Saunière’s granddaughter.
  • "For the early Church," Langdon explained in a soft voice, "mankind’s use of sex to commune directly with God posed a serious threat to the Catholic power base.
  • The director said she never once mentioned Saunière to him, and he assumed it was because she probably didn’t want preferential treatment for having a famous grandfather.
  • Saunière had given the cryptex directly to Sophie, and although she didn’t know what it contained or what she was supposed to do with it, she was hesitant to involve a total stranger.
  • Stepping from the shadows, Rémy marched into the circular chamber and aimed the gun directly at Teabing’s head.
  • Rémy circled behind Teabing and rammed the pistol barrel into his back, high and on the left, directly behind his heart.
  • Monsieur Saunière, I would never have phoned you directly except this man made a comment which makes me now fear for your safety.

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as in: walked directly to work Define
proceeding without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
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straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
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straightforward (clear and explicit -- perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
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aim or focus
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give instructions or commands (directions that must be followed)
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supervise or administer (often while giving directions or orders)
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