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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • But the Hobbits may have learned it direct from the Elves, the teachers of Men in their youth.
  • The path seemed to be making directly for it.

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  • When Frodo replied that only the things specially directed by Bilbo were being given away, they said the whole affair was very fishy.
  • If it had inspired or directed the development of the legend, then certainly the Ring would have been seized and used against Sauron; he would not have been annihilated but enslaved, and Barad-dur would not have been destroyed but occupied.
  • As the Power grows, its proved friends will also grow; and the Wise, such as you and I, may with patience come at last to direct its courses, to control it.
  • We cannot count on getting anything to eat between here and Rivendell, except what we take with us; and we ought to take plenty to spare; for we may be delayed, or forced to go round-about, far out of the direct way.
  • The light of the shaft fell directly on a table in the middle of the room: a single oblong block, about two feet high, upon which was laid a great slab of white stone.
  • It cannot be less than forty miles from West-door to East-gate in a direct line, and the road may wind much.
  • In this way they advanced some fifteen miles, measured in a direct line east, though they must have actually walked twenty miles or more.

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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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