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direct
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —4 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
  • On my return nothing more was to be seen of the first one, it had been blown to pieces by a direct hit.
    Chapter 6 (5% in)
direct = exact
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • If for one hour in a year something eatable were to be had in some one place only, within that hour, as if moved by a vision, he would put on his cap, go out and walk directly there, as though following a compass, and find it.
    Chapter 3 (32% in)
  • directly = in a straight line
  • Suddenly it howls and flashes terrifically, the dug-out cracks in all its joints under a direct hit, fortunately only a light one that the concrete blocks are able to withstand.
    Chapter 6 (30% in)
  • direct = exact
  • they will have a job with Hans Kramer's body at the Judgment Day, piecing it together after a direct hit;
    Chapter 7 (4% in)
direct = exact
There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in All Quiet on the Western Front.

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2  —1 use as in:
was direct in my instructions
Definition
straightforward (uncomplicated or simple — perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
  •   "If only I knew how much the operation costs," says he.
      "Have you not asked?"
      "Not directly, I cannot do that—the surgeon might take it amiss and that would not do; he must operate on mother."
    Chapter 8 (88% in)
directly = in a straightforward manner
There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in All Quiet on the Western Front.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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