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direct
used in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
depart directly
Definition
without delay, or in the quickest manner, or without going somewhere else first
  • So she swallowed one of the cakes, and was delighted to find that she began shrinking directly.
    CHAPTER 4 -- The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill (74% in)
directly = immediately
  • Come here directly, and get ready for your walk!
    CHAPTER 4 -- The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill (13% in)
directly = immediately
There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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2  —2 uses as in:
directed her question to
Definition
to indicate direction; or to cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "intentionally directed fire at unarmed civilians" — aimed a gun
  • "directed the question to her" — aimed a question
  • "directed her north" — pointed in a particular direction
  • "directed attention to the 3rd paragraph" — focused attention on a particular object
  • "The sound of her voice directed him to the kitchen." — guided or gave directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • "She directed him to the airport." — gave directions to send someone to a particular place
  • "She directed the boat north." — steered it
  • "directed the letter to" — send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
  • 'It isn't directed at all,' said the White Rabbit; 'in fact, there's nothing written on the OUTSIDE.'
    CHAPTER 12 -- Alice's Evidence (32% in)
directed = addressed (written to)
  •   'It must have been that,' said the King, 'unless it was written to nobody, which isn't usual, you know.'
      'Who is it directed to?' said one of the jurymen.
    CHAPTER 12 -- Alice's Evidence (31% in)
directed = addressed (written to)
There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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