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direct
used in Fearless

2 meanings, 23 uses
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1  —4 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
  • DEVGRU operators take orders from the highest levels within the Pentagon or directly from the Oval Office.
    p. 142.3
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Richard drove directly behind the Samurai, nervous but also confident that nothing would happen to Adam.
    p. 34.5
  • After two hours of fruitless searching, near dusk she was amazed to see Larry's truck—with Adam driving and someone in the passenger seat—pull out from a side street directly in front of her.
    p. 88.7
  • She was directly below him when he bellowed out in Pashto, praying she would listen, "Drop it!
    p. 276.2

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

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2  —1 use as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • In an early phone call to check on Adam's progress, Janice and Larry spoke with the program's director and Adam's counselor, Wayne Gray, who said that "Adam is really embracing a relationship with Jesus Christ.
    p. 73.6

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

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?  —18 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I always return to that verse Adam left me, that I will suffer for a while and then God will direct my path.
    p. 310.3
  • Adam Brown's civilian and military life has been recounted to me by his family, friends, and teammates—all eyewitnesses to each event portrayed in this book, including what Adam told them directly about his history and spiritual testimony.
    p. xiii.1
  • "Applied direct pressure to wounds until Life-mobile Personnel arrived," he wrote in his report.
    p. 55.7
  • Larry sent his son off with Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."
    p. 72.1
  • In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
    p. 86.7
  • He directed her to a neighborhood not far away, where she parked in front of a run-down house.
    p. 89.4
  • Kelley told Adam how she'd been praying, and praying hard, asking God for guidance, asking him directly if she should abandon the relationship.
    p. 93.2
  • The new guys were called in pairs to the garage and directed to stand with their backs against the wall.
    p. 137.7
  • Brown implemented an innovative re-directing braking system that improved safety of rappel operations.
    p. 160.1
  • They would not allow Adam to participate with his platoon in direct-action combat missions on the ground.
    p. 171.9
  • "He thought he'd work hard and prove himself and then persuade leadership to clear him for direct action," says one of his Team TWO teammates.
    p. 172.3
  • As a member of the support team for Team TWO in Mosul, Adam had planned nearly a dozen successful direct-action raids and missions that resulted in the capture or killing of numerous insurgents.
    p. 177.8
  • For this deployment, Adam's third and his second to a combat zone, he had been cleared for direct action, having proven that his virtually blind eye was not a liability.
    p. 186.3
  • On one particular assault, "we'd dropped two guys that were directly engaging us, and there was a third guy winging bullets in our general direction," Heath says.
    p. 230.2
  • The citation reads, For heroic achievement.... in combat operations against the enemy as an assault team member, [Adam Brown] displayed great battlefield courage while conducting multiple direct action missions against enemy leadership targets.
    p. 234.2
  • On 22 February 2008, during clearance of a targeted location, the assault force came under heavy direct enemy small arms fire.
    p. 234.3
  • The number of SEALs on an assault force executing a direct-action raid varies from mission to mission and remains classified, as do the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) military units sometimes attached to these operations.
    p. 265.1
  • Both of his hands were on the grenade ready to pull out its pin when there was another burst of AK-47 gunfire, this time directed not at Adam but through the roof at Kraig.
    p. 280.1

There are no more uses of "direct" in Fearless.

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