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direct
used in Persuasion

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1  —5 uses as in:
depart directly
Definition
without delay, or in the quickest manner, or without going somewhere else first
  • On Friday morning she meant to go very early to Lady Russell, and accomplish the necessary communication; and she would have gone directly after breakfast, but that Mrs Clay was also going out on some obliging purpose of saving her sister trouble, which determined her to wait till she might be safe from such a companion.
    Chapter 22 (19% in)
  • I will go and tell Charles, and get ready directly.
    Chapter 7 (49% in)
  • Once she did contrive to push him away, but the boy had the greater pleasure in getting upon her back again directly.
    Chapter 9 (86% in)
  • "No!" he replied impressively, "there is nothing worth my staying for;" and he was gone directly.
    Chapter 20 (97% in)
  • "By all means, my dear," cried Mrs Musgrove, "go home directly, and take care of yourself, that you may be fit for the evening.
    Chapter 23 (50% in)

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  • I have really a curiosity to see the person who can give occasion to such directly opposite notions.
    Chapter 14 (51% in)
  • Thirteen years had seen her mistress of Kellynch Hall, presiding and directing with a self-possession and decision which could never have given the idea of her being younger than she was.
    Chapter 1 (49% in)
  • , they happened to say, that her brother, Captain Wentworth, is just returned to England, or paid off, or something, and is coming to see them almost directly; and most unluckily it came into mamma's head, when they were gone, that Wentworth, or something very like it, was the name of poor Richard's captain at one time; I do not know when or where, but a great while before he died, poor fellow!
    Chapter 6 (81% in)
  • His father very much wished him to meet Captain Wentworth, and there being no sufficient reason against it, he ought to go; and it ended in his making a bold, public declaration, when he came in from shooting, of his meaning to dress directly, and dine at the other house.
    Chapter 7 (29% in)
  • After securing accommodations, and ordering a dinner at one of the inns, the next thing to be done was unquestionably to walk directly down to the sea.
    Chapter 11 (26% in)
  • Captain Harville had taken his present house for half a year; his taste, and his health, and his fortune, all directing him to a residence inexpensive, and by the sea; and the grandeur of the country, and the retirement of Lyme in the winter, appeared exactly adapted to Captain Benwick's state of mind.
    Chapter 11 (49% in)
  • Anne avoided a direct reply, but it was just the circumstance which she considered as not merely unnecessary to be communicated, but as what ought to be suppressed.
    Chapter 12 (33% in)
  • Captain Benwick had been seen flying by their house, with a countenance which showed something to be wrong; and they had set off immediately, informed and directed as they passed, towards the spot.
    Chapter 12 (62% in)
  • Anne enquired after Captain Benwick, Mary's face was clouded directly.
    Chapter 14 (16% in)
  • This was the letter, directed to "Charles Smith, Esq. Tunbridge Wells," and dated from London, as far back as July, 1803:— "Dear Smith,—I have received yours.
    Chapter 21 (56% in)
  • It does not come to me in quite so direct a line as that; it takes a bend or two, but nothing of consequence.
    Chapter 21 (63% in)
  • My line of conduct will be more direct.
    Chapter 21 (82% in)
  • Miss Elliot was to have the honour of calling on Mrs Musgrove in the course of the morning; and Anne walked off with Charles and Mary, to go and see her and Henrietta directly.
    Chapter 22 (51% in)
  • And there, as they slowly paced the gradual ascent, heedless of every group around them, seeing neither sauntering politicians, bustling housekeepers, flirting girls, nor nursery-maids and children, they could indulge in those retrospections and acknowledgements, and especially in those explanations of what had directly preceded the present moment, which were so poignant and so ceaseless in interest.
    Chapter 23 (64% in)

There are no more uses of "direct" in Persuasion.

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