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direct
used in Treasure Island

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
depart directly
Definition
without delay, or in the quickest manner, or without going somewhere else first
  • Just forward of the main-mast I stopped, drew a pistol from my pocket, took a cool aim, though he had already turned and was once more coming directly after me, and drew the trigger.
    Chapter 26 — Israel Hands (67% in)
directly = immediately
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2  —2 uses as in:
directly above; or buy direct from
Definition
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
  • And with that, this brave fellow turned his back directly on the cook and set off walking for the beach.
    Chapter 14 — The First Blow (64% in)
directly = exactly where stated (used for emphasis)
  • But for some disarray (the work, perhaps, of the birds that had fed upon him or of the slow-growing creeper that had gradually enveloped his remains) the man lay perfectly straight—his feet pointing in one direction, his hands, raised above his head like a diver's, pointing directly in the opposite.
    Chapter 31 — The Treasure-hunt—Flint's Pointer (78% in)
directly = straight (exactly where stated; used for emphasis)
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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • At any risk, we put the boat's head direct for the landing-place.
    Chapter 17 — Narrative Continued by the Doctor: The Jolly-boat's.... (41% in)
  • I wrought like a fiend, for I expected every moment to be swamped; and since I found I could not push the coracle directly off, I now shoved straight astern.
    Chapter 23 — The Ebb-tide Runs (53% in)

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