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direct
used in Allegiant

4 uses
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1  —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
  • I feel the urge, familiar now, to wrench myself from my body and speak directly into her mind.
    p. 9.6

There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in Allegiant.

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Part of me always wondered what my father would do if directly confronted with the truth.
    p. 313.4
  • Maybe it's not fair to direct all of that at David, but I can't help it.
    p. 131.0
  • They don't do anything that doesn't directly benefit them."
    p. 404.4

There are no more uses of "direct" in Allegiant.

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