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direct
used in Immortal in Death

4 meanings, 12 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
depart directly
Definition
without delay, or in the quickest manner, or without going somewhere else first
  • She went directly to her recorder, engaged, and recited the necessary data.
    Chapter 14 (3% in)
  • She clocked into Cop Central at 9:55, went directly to Interview.
    Chapter 14 (0% in)

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2  —5 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
  • I'd say that was a direct hit.
    Chapter 16 (70% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He stepped directly into her path.
    Chapter 7 (45% in)
  • Interesting, she thought, and more interesting still when she hit on a transfer from his New York account direct into that of Jerry Fitzgerald in the amount of a hundred and twenty-five thousand.
    Chapter 11 (66% in)
  • Eve's initial relief that she had hair to be fussed with faded quickly as she stared directly at a snaking pink spring.
    Chapter 12 (48% in)
  • It was a bit more than credulity could bear to see a table directly under a cock swinger crowded by Nadine Furst, Peabody, a woman who she thought was probably Trina, and, dear God Almighty, Dr. Mira.
    Chapter 20 (27% in)

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3  —1 use as in:
was direct in my instructions
Definition
straightforward (uncomplicated or simple — perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
  • At Eve's direct order, Peabody had loosened the stiff collar of her uniform and rolled up the sleeves.
    Chapter 3 (26% in)

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4  —1 use as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • His eyes shifted to the mirror again, as if he was hoping a director would say "cut" and end the scene.
    Chapter 18 (23% in)

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • They despised each other, were in direct competition, now more than ever.
    Chapter 18 (81% in)
  • I produced two direct-to-home screen videos in which Pandora played a part.
    Chapter 15 (7% in)
  • His brows drew together, the annoyance self-directed.
    Chapter 15 (94% in)

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