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direct
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
was direct in my instructions
Definition
straightforward (uncomplicated or simple — perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
  • In the early days, during those conversations where he had felt himself to be at sea, surrounded by people wealthier and better connected than he would ever be, by people utterly at ease in the world he was so desperately trying to join, he would sometimes allude, though never directly, to a distant but important lineage, invoking false ancestors to stand behind him and lend support.
    p. 260.9

There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.

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  • Linda, the day facility director, had warned, Phoebe's in love.
    p. 341.9
  • It had happened to him often here; he was too forward or direct and gave offense.
    p. 6.6
  • "Getting married doesn't translate directly into babies," he said instead, stubborn.
    p. 376.0
  • For the rest of his life, he realized, he would be torn like this, aware of Phoebe's awkwardness, the difficulties she encountered in the world simply by being different, and yet propelled beyond all this by her direct and guileless love.
    p. 401.2

There are no more uses of "direct" in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.

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