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direct
used in A Living Nightmare - Cirque Du Freak book 1

2 meanings, 3 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
  • But what if they left town directly after the show, in the middle of the night?
    Chapter 17 (7% in)
directly = immediately
  • She left to huge applause and the next act came out almost directly after.
    Chapter 11 (59% in)
directly = immediately
There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in A Living Nightmare - Cirque Du Freak book 1.

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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
  • My attacker, whoever he was, had a hammer and a large wooden stake, the tip of which was pointing directly at my heart!
    Chapter 31 (**% in)
directly = straight (exactly where stated; used for emphasis)
There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in A Living Nightmare - Cirque Du Freak book 1.

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