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direct
used in Interview with the Vampire

2 meanings, 12 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
  • I want to go directly now to Paris.
    Part 2 (**% in)

There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in Interview with the Vampire.

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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
  • In the broken doorway he straightened and shifted the weight and stared directly into the darkness towards us.
    Part 2 (71% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It was Babette alone and she entered with a lamp, not seeing Lestat, who stood behind her, but looking directly at me.
    Part 1 (39% in)
  • She studied me, her face contorted, her head turning as if she wouldn't give me her direct glance, as if she must deflect an overpowering feeling of revulsion.
    Part 1 (72% in)
  • It came from far off, not the long, meandering way that we had come up the slope, but another way, up the spine of the hill, directly from the village.
    Part 2 (69% in)
  • But as he came towards her, he bent to look directly into her face, which was all shadows to us beneath her hair, and started back then, waving his hand as if to freshen the air.
    Part 3 (13% in)

There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in Interview with the Vampire.

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?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Several times he'd indicated to Claudia and me that he was headed out to kill the boy directly, but he had not.
    Part 1 (80% in)
  • You said they saw him fall" "It wasn't a direct accusation.
    Part 1 (4% in)
  • Perhaps so directly confronted with it, I might in time have gained the courage to truly take my life, not to whine and beg for others to take it.
    Part 1 (10% in)
  • When I'd spoken to her before, there had been a brief but direct communication which was as simple and as satisfying as taking a person's hand.
    Part 1 (42% in)
  • 'Get us a suite,' he directed him, 'and order some champagne.
    Part 1 (44% in)
  • I mean, directly.
    Part 3 (75% in)

There are no more uses of "direct" in Interview with the Vampire.

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