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direct
used in A Room of One's Own

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —1 use 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
  • Now it was bringing from one side of the street to the other diagonally a girl in patent leather boots, and then a young man in a maroon overcoat; it was also bringing a taxi-cab; and it brought all three together at a point directly beneath my window; where the taxi stopped; and the girl and the young man stopped; and they got into the taxi; and then the cab glided off as if it were swept on by the current elsewhere.
    6 (7% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • He Was the director of the company that pays two hundred per cent to its shareholders.
    2 (54% in)

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • It was so direct, so straightforward after the writing of women.
    6 (23% in)
  • She was a homely body; an old lady in a plaid shawl which was fastened by a large cameo; and she sat in a basket-chair, encouraging a spaniel to look at the camera, with the amused, yet strained expression of one who is sure that the dog will move directly the bulb is pressed.
    1 (84% in)
  • And here is La Bruyère: Les femmes sont extrêmes, elles sont meilleures ou pires que les hommes—— a direct contradiction by keen observers who were contemporary.
    2 (27% in)

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