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direct
as in:  directly above; or buy direct from


This flower does best in direct sunlight.
  straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
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direct directly directness indirect indirectly indirectness
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Standard Prefix:  Note that the prefix in- means not for this word. This is one of the common meanings of the prefix in- as seen in incorrect, independent, inexpensive, inefficient, inconsiderate, ...
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Samples:
  • This flower does best in direct sunlight.
  • I would like to speak directly to the manager.
  • Buy direct from the manufacturer.
  • She reports directly to the president of the company.

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  • The kettle rattled over the direct fire, rattled and wheezed.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • No, there were three things, and they did not directly concern us— the Finches— but in a way they did.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • On my return nothing more was to be seen of the first one, it had been blown to pieces by a direct hit.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • ’Imported direct from Loompaland,’ said Mr Wonka proudly.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • They must talk to each other directly, Ender, mind to mind.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • the hypothesis here proven may be described simply in the following terms: artificially increased inteffigence deteriorates at a rate of time directly proportional to the quantity of the increase.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon

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  • The speaker was seated directly in front of the fireplace, so that it was difficult, at first, for the new arrivals to make out more than his silhouette.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Directly opposite to us, on Philpot Street, lived Mr. Thomas Hamilton.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • For the criminal graft was one in which the businessmen had no direct part—it was what is called a "side line," carried by the police.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • If running hurt, climbing is agonizing because it requires not only exertion but direct contact of my hands on the tree bark.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • When she sat down at the kitchen table, Frau Holtzapfel sat directly in front of her but faced the window.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • It was too high for me to see directly into the room, but after I made sure that the ground had softened enough so that I could jump without making much noise, I sprang as high as I could.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Instead I throw myself directly between the whip and Gale.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • What has been proposed is that in lieu of eliminating the entire Capitol population, we have a final, symbolic Hunger Games, using the children directly related to those who held the most power.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He finished by shaking salt directly into his mouth.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • He snatched a vine with both hands and started to climb, directly over the spot where he’d just tied up Alby.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I pick up a gun and a holster and a belt, copying Will, who is directly in front of me.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I swear it’s as though his fingers have a direct line to every sensitive spot on my entire body.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • We were connected directly to your brain.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • So, you see, having a Third, even under the government’s direct instructions, undoes everything they’ve been trying to do.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • None of the people seated underneath this singular sight were looking at it except for a pale young man sitting almost directly below it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He didn’t look directly back at me.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • I lead earlier and score a direct hit on the point plane, blasting a hole in its belly.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He takes a seat at the desk directly in front of Breckin and never even notices me.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • It employed thirty thousand men; it supported directly two hundred and fifty thousand people in its neighborhood, and indirectly it supported half a million.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It employed thirty thousand men; it supported directly two hundred and fifty thousand people in its neighborhood, and indirectly it supported half a million.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • His arms remained unfrozen, for without a direct body hit, only the limbs that were shot froze up.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • "More than you!" he shouts, pointing directly into a camera.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • That awful sun. It burst through the window—the glass was everywhere—and shone directly onto the useless girl.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • She glanced directly at the two lawyers and Judge Tanner.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • It’s the only question he hasn’t been able to answer with direct eye contact.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • "Well, I’m back," he says bluntly, without looking directly at Grayson.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Voldemort raised Lucius Malfoy’s wand, pointed it directly at the slowly revolving figure suspended over the table, and gave it a tiny flick.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Because I recognize this name, although I have never spoken directly to its owner.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The Keeper looked directly at Cole and his family, then at Peter and his family.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • This was stretching the truth to breaking point; as far as Harry knew, Ron and Dumbledore had never been alone together, and direct contact between them had been negligible.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I would normally pull my gaze away as soon as direct eye contact is made, but there’s something odd about the way he reacts when he looks at me that keeps my focus glued to his.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • And it would show me, once again, that one opportunity leads directly to another, just as risk leads to more risk, life to more life, and death to more death.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Voldemort knew that you were being moved tonight and the only people who could have told him were directly involved in the plan.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I shift onto my side and find myself looking directly into Gale’s eyes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She waved it like a wand and pointed it directly at him.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Had her mother been in a position to do so, she would have already made contact with the foster care people, or directly with the girl, or the Hubermanns.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Looking directly at his father, he said, "Mad-Eye’s dead."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He forced himself to look directly into her eyes, noticing as he did so that they were precisely the same shade of brown as Ginny’s.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The rest of the regiment stopped marching and Tommy plowed directly into the boy in front of him.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He showed his ticket and identity card, and now he sat in a small box compartment of the train, directly in danger’s spotlight.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
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