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direct
used in White: The Great Pursuit

4 meanings, 29 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
  • THOMAS APPROACHED the city from the east, around the royal garden, down the less-traveled road that ran directly to the castle.
    Chapter 27 (29% in)

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2  —6 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
  • Johan nodded at a group of warriors stretching by what looked like a barracks directly ahead.
    Chapter 22 (33% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The route was almost impossible to see without standing directly in front of it.
    Chapter 5 (3% in)
  • The sun was directly above-she'd been unconscious all night and half the day?
    Chapter 6 (71% in)
  • On the back, scrawled in pencil, a direct line to the White House.
    Chapter 7 (94% in)
  • Qurong glanced at Woref, who was staring at her directly.
    Chapter 10 (61% in)
  • "I just heard that you allowed my teacher to escape!" she snapped, looking directly at Wore.
    Chapter 23 (51% in)

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3  —3 uses as in:
directed her question to
Definition
to indicate direction; or to cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "intentionally directed fire at unarmed civilians" — aimed a gun
  • "directed the question to her" — aimed a question
  • "directed her north" — pointed in a particular direction
  • "directed attention to the 3rd paragraph" — focused attention on a particular object
  • "The sound of her voice directed him to the kitchen." — guided or gave directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • "She directed him to the airport." — gave directions to send someone to a particular place
  • "She directed the boat north." — steered it
  • "directed the letter to" — send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
  • Elyon's anger is directed toward anything that hinders his love.
    Chapter 26 (62% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She had not been surprised to realize that her anger was directed at the disease, not the Horde.
    Chapter 21 (59% in)
  • The words he was about to speak on the air would do nothing less than open the floodgates of rage, directed at the world's best-known symbol of power: the White House.
    Chapter 29 (24% in)

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4  —7 uses as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • By his hesitancy, the director of the CIA wasn't sure about Blair's evenhanded response to the riots.
    Chapter 29 (74% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Kara parked her car and ran down the same steps she'd descended over a week earlier with CIA Director Phil Grant.
    Chapter 1 (30% in)
  • Phil Grant, director of the CIA, listened intently, slowly massaging the loose skin on his forehead.
    Chapter 14 (27% in)
  • Mike, I'd like you to meet Phil Grant, director of the CIA, Dwight Olsen said.
    Chapter 20 (40% in)
  • The CIA director had proven invaluable and earned his life.
    Chapter 24 (86% in)
  • Like the director of the CIA had said, like it or not, he was one of the most powerful people in the country at the moment.
    Chapter 29 (54% in)
  • The director left.
    Chapter 29 (89% in)

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?  —12 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Justin bounded for his horse, leaped into his saddle, grabbed the reins, and galloped up the slope, directly toward Thomas.
    Chapter 45 (72% in)
  • Gruff shouting directed the attack overhead.
    Chapter 5 (12% in)
  • He saw them then, five horses raising dust beyond the smoke, speeding directly for his trap.
    Chapter 5 (46% in)
  • He faced Monique directly.
    Chapter 14 (63% in)
  • He took Mike's arm and directed him away from the security lines.
    Chapter 20 (46% in)
  • Chelise is as ... direct as you.
    Chapter 21 (44% in)
  • She lowered her head and walked directly toward the wide path that led to the library.
    Chapter 21 (63% in)
  • She took a deep breath, stood as tall as she gracefully could, lifted her chin as a princess might, and strode directly for the two guards.
    Chapter 21 (65% in)
  • Thomas and Johan rode with two extra horses each, a fast trot, directly for the lake now just half a mile ahead of them.
    Chapter 22 (17% in)
  • Thomas avoided a direct response.
    Chapter 28 (11% in)
  • The Israelis have already directed their fleet as demanded by the French.
    Chapter 29 (93% in)
  • Justin, on the other hand, drove his horse straight on, right over the berm that encircled the small valley, directly toward Chelise.
    Chapter 45 (63% in)

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