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Harry Potter (#1) and the Sorcerer's Stone
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as in: walked directly to work Define
proceeding without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
  • You asked me to come directly to you, Professor, if anyone was wandering around at night, and somebody’s been in the library Restricted Section.
    p.207.0

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  • I walked directly to work.
  • Let me get directly to the point.

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as in: directed her question to Define
aim or focus
  • Percy directed the girls through one door to their dormitory and the boys through another.
    p.130.2

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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 jury to... Define
give instructions or commands (directions that must be followed)
  • This was exactly like Muggle chess except that the figures were alive, which made it a lot like directing troops in battle.
    p.199.6
  • Ron started to direct the black pieces.
    p.282.7

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  • On the SAT test, some questions direct you to look at an underlined or numbered portion of a passage.
  • The judge directed the jury to ignore the question.

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as in: directed the movie Define
supervise or administer (often while giving directions or orders)
  • Mr. Dursley was the director of a firm called Grunnings, which made drills.
    p.1.4
  • The zoo director himself made Aunt Petunia a cup of strong, sweet tea while he apologized over and over again.
    p.29.0

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  • ...he realized that his broom was completely out of his control. He couldn’t turn it. He couldn’t direct it at all.
    p.189.5

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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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