They had stepped directly into a tiny sitting room, which had the feeling of a dark, padded cell.
"My information has been conveyed directly to the Dark Lord," said Snape.
Professor, why couldn’t we just Apparate directly into your old colleague’s house?
It was during one of the clear spells, when the sun was visible almost directly overhead, that Ron and Hermione entered the compartment at last.
The lanterns swinging from the carriage ceiling cast a bright light over the scene: Harry could read every word of Crabbe’s comic directly below him.
Dumbledore smiled at Harry and directed him toward a chair not unlike the one that Slughorn had so recently impersonated, which stood right beside the newly burning fire and a brightly glowing oil lamp.
The owls were flying directly at the Burrow, three handsome tawnies, each of which, it became clear as they flew lower over the path leading up to the house, was carrying a large square envelope.
He pushed his trolley directly at the solid barrier, ignoring his silent companion, and found himself, a second later, standing on platform nine and three-quarters, where the scarlet Hogwarts Express stood belching steam over the crowd.
I know Dumbledore’s tried appealing directly to Scrimgeour about Stan.
… As they directed their steps back toward the castle, Harry saw that many of its windows were lit now.
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Professor Sprout headed off into the gathering darkness in the direction of her greenhouses, and Slughorn directed his steps to the spot where Harry stood, invisible.
The Dark Mark was glittering directly above the Astronomy Tower, the highest of the castle.
He gulped and took several deep breaths, glaring at Dumbledore, his wand pointing directly at the latter’s heart.
…through the crowd, past the place where Professor Flitwick was making squeaky attempts to position a few Ravenclaws, all of whom wanted to be near the front, past Professor Sprout, who was chivvying the Hufflepuffs into line, until, by dodging around Ernie Macmillan, he managed to position himself right at the back of the crowd, directly behind Malfoy, who was taking advantage of the general upheaval to continue his argument with Crabbe, standing five feet away and looking mutinous.
"Well," said Dumbledore, ignoring the mutterings of Uncle Vernon, who was now being rapped smartly over the head by the persistent glass of mead, "Black family tradition decreed that the house was handed down the direct line, to the next male with the name of ’Black.’
Severus … please …" Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore.