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direct
used in Throne of Glass

2 meanings, 7 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
  • "You shouldn't feel responsible," he said, turning onto his side to look directly into her face.
    p. 385.9
directly = straight (exactly where stated; used for emphasis)
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2  —1 use as in:
directed her question to
Definition
to indicate direction; or to cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "intentionally directed fire at unarmed civilians" — aimed a gun
  • "directed the question to her" — aimed a question
  • "directed her north" — pointed in a particular direction
  • "directed attention to the 3rd paragraph" — focused attention on a particular object
  • "The sound of her voice directed him to the kitchen." — guided or gave directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • "She directed him to the airport." — gave directions to send someone to a particular place
  • "She directed the boat north." — steered it
  • "directed the letter to" — send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
  • "That's despicable," he spat, and she blinked at the anger in his voice—anger that, for once, was not directed at her.
    p. 157.6
directed = focused, aimed, or intended for
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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • His pockmarked face became feral, and he charged, aiming a direct blow to her heart.
    p. 352.1
  • Both ends of the line were hooked, one directing downward, the other up.
    p. 53.9
  • At least men are direct about it.
    p. 75.7
  • She'd soon be directly parallel to the flag.
    p. 152.4
  • Trying not to think of the warmth of her skin beneath his hand, he directed her to her bedroom and watched her stagger into bed, where she collapsed on top of the blankets.
    p. 215.2

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