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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Harry was pointing the wand directly at Dudley’s heart.
  • ’Yes,’ Harry said, talking directly to Aunt Petunia now.

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  • They soared right to avoid passing directly over the glittering spider’s web of lights below.
  • Harry did not want to ask directly in case it drew too much attention to what Hagrid might be up to while he was not at Hogwarts.
  • It seemed that Kreacher did not dare disobey a direct order; nevertheless, the look he gave Sirius as he shuffled out past him was full of deepest loathing and he muttered all the way out of the room.
  • Harry raised his hand to seize the letter, which was in a scarlet envelope, but it soared straight over his head, flying directly at Aunt Petunia, who let out a scream and ducked, her arms over her face.
  • Ron emerged from the trapdoor, looked around carefully, spotted Harry and made directly for him, or as directly as he could while having to wend his way between tables, chairs and overstuffed pouffes.
  • Ron emerged from the trapdoor, looked around carefully, spotted Harry and made directly for him, or as directly as he could while having to wend his way between tables, chairs and overstuffed pouffes.
  • Most of the people watching were laughing; Hermione, however, squared her shoulders and marched directly over to where Fred and George now stood with clipboards, closely observing the unconscious first-years.
  • There was no wind at all and the sky was a uniform pearly white, which meant that visibility would be good without the drawback of direct sunlight in the eyes.

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  • Twice they stared directly into the corner where Harry stood, sandwiched between Ron and Hermione.
  • ’And why does Professor Dumbledore think I need it, sir?’ said Harry, looking directly into Snape’s eyes and wondering whether Snape would answer.
  • He relinquished his grip on the chair and walked around it, closer to the man cowering on the floor, until he stood directly over him in the darkness, looking down from a far greater height than usual.
  • But too late; Snape had directed his wand straight at James; there was a flash of light and a gash appeared on the side of James’s face, spattering his robes with blood.
  • He was bound by the enchantments of his kind, which is to say that he could not disobey a direct order from his master, Sirius.
  • Professor McGonagall was directly opposite Harry on the other side of the Hall; she looked as though what she was watching made her feel faintly sick.
  • Firenze pointed to the red star directly above Harry.
  • Directly ahead of him, Harry could see the towering beech tree below which his father had once tormented Snape.
  • ’I should have made my meaning plainer,’ said Professor McGonagall, turning at last to look Umbridge directly in the eyes.
  • Harry raised his wand, looked directly at Umbridge and imagined her being sacked.
  • ’Somebody had to act,’ breathed Umbridge, as her wand came to rest pointing directly at Harrys forehead.
  • ’OK, let’s try this one —’ Again, he strode directly at the door facing him and pushed it open, his wand still raised, the others at his heels.
  • Directly above them, framed in the doorway from the Brain Room, stood Albus Dumbledore, his wand aloft, his face white and furious.
  • The rim of a single large, fleshy ear was visible on top of the head, which seemed to sit, rather like Uncle Vernon’s, directly upon the shoulders with little or no neck in between.
  • Nobody could quite believe their ears until she looked directly at Harry and Ron and said grimly, ’I’ve become accustomed to seeing the Quidditch Cup in my study, boys, and I really don’t want to have to hand it over to Professor Snape, so use the extra time to practise, won’t you?’
  • Dumbledore was not looking directly at Harry — his eyes were fixed on a point just over his shoulder — but as Harry stared at him, he shook his head a fraction of an inch to each side.
  • As Harry completed the constellation Orion on his chart, however, the front doors of the castle opened directly below the parapet where he was standing, so that light spilled down the stone steps a little way across the lawn.
  • It seemed to him that Dumbledore was reminding him of the amount of damage he had caused, and although Dumbledore was for once looking at him directly, and although his expression was kindly rather than accusatory, Harry could not bear to meet his eyes.
  • — CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE — Beyond the Veil Black shapes were emerging out of thin air all around them, blocking their way left and right; eyes glinted through slits in hoods, a dozen lit wand tips were pointing directly at their hearts; Ginny gave a gasp of horror.
  • Harry twisted around, his own wand held high, and saw that the Death Eater had ripped off his mask and was pointing his wand directly at Harry, who recognised the long, pale, twisted face from the Daily Prophet: Antonin Dolohov, the wizard who had murdered the Prewetts.

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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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