used in Where the Red Fern Grows
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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
- One large long limb ran out and hung directly over the gate.
Chapter 13 (21% in)
directly = straight (in a straight line)
- They were too far to the right of me, but my mother was directly in front of the door, sitting in her old cane-bottom rocker, knitting.
Chapter 6 (34% in)
directly = close (without anything in between)
There are no more uses of "direct" in Where the Red Fern Grows.