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direct
used in Sycamore Row

2 meanings, 23 uses
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1  —7 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
  • Do not, under any circumstances, have direct contact with any potential juror.
    p. 445.7
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • On the street, directly in front of the house, there was a Ford County sheriff's patrol car, and behind the wheel sat one Louis Tuck, a full-time deputy who worked the graveyard shift and whose primary responsibility was to be seen in the neighborhood throughout the night and, specifically, to be parked near the mailbox at precisely 5:45 each morning, Monday through Saturday, when Mr. Brigance stepped onto the porch and waved hello.
    p. 12.8
  • In the center, on the row directly in front of the casket, Ramona Dafoe sat with Ian to her left and Herschel to her right.
    p. 70.6
  • He sat as low as possible directly behind the sheriff and peered out the window as they crept around the square.
    p. 242.2
  • "Over here, Mr. Buckley," Judge Atlee said, pointing to a spot directly in front of the bench.
    p. 247.4
  • Since Judge Atlee was now administering the estate as if all funds came directly from his own tight pocket, a real consultant was out of the question.
    p. 446.5
  • As her handlers had discussed, when she felt nervous she was to look directly at Portia.
    p. 543.7

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

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2  —1 use as in:
directed the jury to...
Definition
give instructions or commands
  • He did not stop by Judge Atlee's office, as directed.
    p. 578.9

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exact meaning not specified
  • He offered her $200 in cash, plus lunch, for one hour of her time and direct answers to his questions.
    p. 395.2
  • I direct Mr. Amburgh to retain the services of Mr. Jake Brigance, Attorney At Law, in Clanton, Mississippi, to provide all necessary representation.
    p. 30.2
  • I direct my executor to sell my house, land, real property, personal property, and lumber yard near Palmyra, for market value, as soon as practical, and place the proceeds into my estate.
    p. 31.4
  • Jake had been directed by Seth Hubbard to do a job, and, if he was challenged, the court would stand behind him.
    p. 93.2
  • I was directed to probate it.
    p. 120.6
  • Jake followed her up the stairs to the big office, where he closed the door and directed her to a small sitting area with a sofa and chairs.
    p. 134.4
  • Hubbard, in his will, directed his executor to sell all of his assets for fair value and reduce everything to cash.
    p. 186.1
  • We think it might need to be litigated, but our position is that Mr. Lang has a direct pecuniary interest in the will contest.
    p. 286.9
  • He directed me to defend his handwritten will at all costs, to the bitter end.
    p. 308.9
  • He directed you?
    p. 308.9
  • "Then I'll lose doing what I was directed to do.
    p. 309.2
  • Lanier and Chilcott debated the idea of contacting Freeman directly.
    p. 333.6
  • Claude served the food, directed the traffic, worked the cash register, created more gossip than he filtered, and in general ran the place with a heavy hand.
    p. 356.9
  • He could not maintain a direct stare, but chose instead to look down at his knees.
    p. 391.9
  • He kept her on direct far too long and began to lose people.
    p. 570.7

There are no more uses of "direct" in Sycamore Row.

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