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direct
used in Running in the Family

2 meanings, 5 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
  • And driven that jeep so often I didn't have time to watch the country slide by thick with event, for everything came directly to me and passed me like snow.
    p. 70.1

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2  —1 use as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • If the subject was something as innocent as flowers, then Dr. William Charles Ondaatje, who was the Ceylonese Director of the Botanical Gardens, would throw scorn on any opinion and put the others in their place.
    p. 67.5

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Whatever plays my mother acted in publicly were not a patch on the real-life drama she directed and starred in during her married life.
    p. 171.5
  • My father had never driven to Colombo directly in his life.
    p. 35.5
  • I want to sit down with someone and talk with utter directness, want to talk to all the lost history like that deserving lover.
    p. 54.9

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