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direct
used in O Pioneers!

2 meanings, 9 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
  • Old Ivar met him at the windmill and took his horse, and the young man went directly into the house.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (2% in)

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2  —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
  • The sky was still red in the west and the evening star hung directly over the Bergsons' wind-mill.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (37% in)

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?  —7 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • He stopped his horse to admit this to himself the more directly, to think it out the more clearly.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (83% in)
  • The houses on the Divide were small and were usually tucked away in low places; you did not see them until you came directly upon them.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (5% in)
  • In his daughter, John Bergson recognized the strength of will, and the simple direct way of thinking things out, that had characterized his father in his better days.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (45% in)
  • How direct you are, Alexandra!
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (68% in)
  • The sunlight was shining directly in her face, and there was a blaze of light all about the red church on the hill.
    4.1 — Part 4 Chapter 1 (5% in)
  • Marie started up,—directly into Emil's arms.
    4.1 — Part 4 Chapter 1 (88% in)
  • He was going directly to Omaha, to read law in the office of a Swedish lawyer until October, when he would enter the law school at Ann Arbor.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (8% in)

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