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direct
used in The Princess Bride

2 meanings, 8 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
  • She reached the Prince's chamber, said good night to the Royal Family, and went directly to the wall display of weaponry.
    p. 342.3

There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in The Princess Bride.

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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
  • Fezzik worked at the dead man's mouth a while, got it the way Inigo said, tilted the neck perfect the first time, and Inigo knelt directly above the cavity, dropped the pill down, and as it hit the throat he heard, "Couldn't beat me alone, you dastards; well, I beat you each apart, I'll beat you both together."
    p. 329.3
  • They provided the most direct route between Florin and Guilder, but no one ever used them, sailing instead the long way, many miles around.
    p. 109.3

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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Now the foot scratchings were deeper, more frequent, and they followed no direct ascending line.
    p. 187.3
  • Columbia University has not only the leading Florinese experts in America, but also direct ties to the New York Times Book Review.
    p. 73.7
  • "We'll be heading directly for the frontier of Guilder.
    p. 118.7
  • Simple, direct.
    p. 139.6
  • "There was a mighty duel," Prince Humperdinck said, directing his comment toward Count Rugen, who had finally caught up, together with a contingent of a hundred mounted men-at-arms.
    p. 190.3

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