used in Fahrenheit 451
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straight (exactly where stated); or without involvement of anything in between
The exact meaning of this sense of direct
is subject to its context. For example:
- "The road runs directly to Las Vegas." — straight (without varying from a straight line)
- "It was a direct hit." — exact
- "The plant is in direct sunlight." — unobstructed (without anything in between)
- "She wants a direct meeting with him." — personal (without other people in between)
- "She paid direct attention to what he was reading." — close
- "a direct gaze" — straight, steady, or focused—not a brief glance taken while generally looking at other things; not a sideways look
- Directly ahead lay a gas station, a great chunk of porcelain snow shining there, and two silver beetles pulling in to fill up.
directly = close
- Faber, for the first time, raised his eyes and looked directly into Montag's face.
directly = straight (exactly where stated)(used for emphasis)
There are no more uses of "direct" in Fahrenheit 451.