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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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  • His wand was still pointing directly at Ron, and his eyes were popping — he looked slightly mad.
  • She illuminated her wand and directed its narrow beam across the path.

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  • Chuckling, Bill and Charlie directed the tables safely onto the grass, end to end, and then, with a flick of his wand, Bill reattached the table leg and conjured tablecloths from nowhere.
  • Ludo whipped out his wand, directed it at his own throat, and said "Sonorus!" and then spoke over the roar of sound that was now filling the packed stadium; his voice echoed over them, booming into every corner of the stands.
  • You know, I’m starting to think it’s time for more direct action.
  • Mrs. Morris’s lamp-like eyes, so very like her masters, were fixed directly upon Harry.
  • To their very great relief, Hagrid had given up on direct contact with the skrewts now, and they were merely sheltering behind his cabin today, sitting at a trestle table and preparing a fresh selection of food with which to tempt the skrewts.
  • Tell him I will be in direct contact with him shortly.
  • Some of you in this Hall have already suffered directly at the hands of Lord Voldemort.
  • Yet you never tried to find me, Lucius…… Your exploits at the Quidditch World Cup were fun, I daresay…. but might not your energies have been better directed toward finding and aiding your master?

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  • Oh for heaven’s sake," she snapped, now directing her wand at a dustpan, which hopped off the sideboard and started skating across the floor, scooping up the potatoes.
  • And your little elf friend ran straight to Snape’s office and then hurried to find you…" Moodys wand was still pointing directly at Harry’s heart.

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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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