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Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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  • This directed Aunt Marge’s attention to Harry for the first time.
  • You should drink that directly, Lupin.

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  • George Weasley vented his feelings by hitting the second Bludger directly at the offending Beater, who was forced to roll right over in midair to avoid it.
  • He knew it had shot directly at the dementors but didn’t pause to watch; his mind still miraculously clear, he looked ahead — he was nearly there.
  • You don’t think it more likely that he got it directly from the manufacturers?
  • Lupin sighed, and looked directly at Harry.
  • Severus Snape was pulling off the Invisibility Cloak, his wand pointing, directly at Lupin.
  • "Please, Professor, I — I think I’ve lost "Your grandmother sent yours to me directly, Longbottom," said Professor McGonagall.
  • I found this at the base of the Whomping Willow," said Snape, throwing the cloak aside, careful to keep this wand pointing directly at Lupin’s chest.

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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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