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Gone with the Wind
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  • Mist’ Gerald in a temper was always exciting, providing his temper was not directed at her kinky head.
  • He knew what he wanted, and when Gerald wanted something he gained it by taking the most direct route.

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  • It annoyed her because it seemed foolish and also because some of the harsh criticism directed at him fell on her.
  • It was a simple plan, for, with Gerald’s single-mindedness of purpose, her eyes were centered on the goal and she thought only of the most direct steps by which to reach it.
  • Instead of continuing the direct assault, he swung his army in a wide circle again and tried to come between the Confederates and Atlanta.
  • Scarlett had made her plans to spend Christmas at Tara, but after Ashley’s telegram came no power on earth, not even a direct command from the disappointed Ellen, could drag her away from Atlanta.
  • With those precious twin lines of iron in danger, the Confederates left their desperately defended rifle pits and, under the starlight, made a forced march to Resaca by the short, direct road.
  • She raised her skirts and tried to pick her way among them toward a knot of men who were directing the stretcher bearers.
  • "So there is somebody ter home," he said, slipping his pistol back into its holster and moving into the hall until he stood directly below her.
  • The mottled wise old eyes saw deeply, saw clearly, with the directness of the savage and the child, undeterred by conscience when danger threatened her pet.

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  • It was entirely personal, a malicious action aimed directly at her and hers.
  • He looked at her directly, his gray eyes piercing.
  • They could not break the gray lines by direct assault and so, under cover of night, they marched through the mountain passes in a semicircle, hoping to come upon Johnston’s rear and cut the railroad behind him at Resaca, fifteen miles below Dalton.
  • "Slip this over her horns," she directed.
  • Perhaps it was told him more directly in letters from his sister in Jonesboro who was astounded at his marriage.
  • They did not know that negroes had to be handled gently, as though they were children, directed, praised, petted, scolded.
  • Before his direct gaze her eyes fell again in real confusion.
  • China chambers and bowl and pitcher sets littered the floor and all around the four walls were deep bins, so dark she had to hold the lamp directly over them to discover they contained seeds, nails, bolts and carpenters’ tools.
  • "Drive me out to the other mill," she directed Archie.
  • "Shet yore mouth," directed Archie briefly.
  • Her pale lashless eyes looked directly and uncompromisingly upon the world and her thin lips were ever set in haughty tightness.
  • Scarlett, with her usual disregard of all matters not directly under her nose, had scarcely known an election was being held.
  • You’ve come swiftly, directly, and I, slowly and reluctantly.
  • The little brick house that Ashley took for his family was on Ivy Street directly behind Aunt Pitty’s house and the two back yards ran together, divided only by a ragged overgrown privet hedge.
  • All that morning, Scarlett, with Melanie, India and Aunt Pitty flew about the little house, directing the negroes as they hung freshly laundered curtains, polished silver, waxed the floor and cooked, stirred and tasted the refreshments.
  • Great God!" thundered the doctor and his face was suddenly contorted with hate and rage, a rage not directed at her or at anyone except a world wherein such things could happen.

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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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