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direct
used in To Build a Fire

2 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
  • But it had been easier to pull the twigs from the brush and drop them directly on the fire.

There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in To Build a Fire.

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exact meaning not specified
  • He squatted in the snow, pulling the twigs out from their entanglement in the brush and feeding directly to the flame.

There are no more uses of "direct" in To Build a Fire.

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