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direct
used in Angelfall

2 meanings, 8 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
  • They fly directly to the aerie.
    p. 170.6
  • I've heard plenty of wacky things in my time and you just have to learn to roll with them without directly challenging the person spewing the weirdness.
    p. 67.7

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2  —2 uses 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
  • The sound is coming not from the buildings, but directly in front of me.
    p. 18.7
  • I drop down on my knees to look directly into his face.
    p. 25.9

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I wish I could just ask him directly how many of them there are, but that's not a question he could answer without betraying military secrets.
    p. 159.6
  • Or maybe I'm sensing something directly.
    p. 130.9
  • The roads are the most direct way to get anywhere.
    p. 157.4
  • In a world where instincts matter more than ever, there's something very wrong about not being able to directly detect the person that these women know him to be.
    p. 191.5

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