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 Meanings and Examples of DIRECT
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direct
 v.  manage or guide by advice, helpful information
 a.  with nothing or no one in between
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He knew what he wanted, and when Gerald wanted something he gained it by taking the most direct route.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  It was a simple plan, for, with Gerald's single-mindedness of purpose, her eyes were centered on the goal and she thought only of the most direct steps by which to reach it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  Scarlett had made her plans to spend Christmas at Tara, but after Ashley's telegram came no power on earth, not even a direct command from the disappointed Ellen, could drag her away from Atlanta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  With those precious twin lines of iron in danger, the Confederates left their desperately defended rifle pits and, under the starlight, made a forced march to Resaca by the short, direct road.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  Instead of continuing the direct assault, he swung his army in a wide circle again and tried to come between the Confederates and Atlanta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
6  Before his direct gaze her eyes fell again in real confusion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  An impulse of curiosity made him turn out of his direct line to the door, and stroll past her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
8  It was the first time she had received a direct communication from Bellomont since the close of her last visit there, and she was still visited by the dread of having incurred Judy's displeasure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
9  But for the moment she was drawn out of herself by the interest of her direct relation with a world so unlike her own.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
10  Reaching town, he was driven direct to his club, where he hoped a note from Miss Bart might await him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
11  The implication that such loyalty would meet with a direct reward had hastened her flight, and flung her back, ashamed and penitent, on the broad bosom of Gerty's sympathy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
12  For sinful as he is, Jonah does not weep and wail for direct deliverance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
13  Nor, will the tragic dramatist who would depict mortal indomitableness in its fullest sweep and direct swing, ever forget a hint, incidentally so important in his art, as the one now alluded to.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
14  There are no external chimneys; they open direct from the rear wall.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
15  Grandmother went on talking in her polite Virginia way, not admitting their stark need or her own remissness, until Jake arrived with the hamper, as if in direct answer to Mrs. Shimerda's reproaches.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  These conditions had direct effects on the young men and women who we came to know at the center.
17  It was a direct challenge to the president's authority.
18  No one disputes the direct linkage between the unemployment rate and crime.
19  Some kinds of batteries can be recharged by connecting them to a source of direct current.
20  But Bonior, the second-ranking House Democrat, denied any direct involvement.
21  There's a direct link between diet and heart disease.
22  A tall, thin man was waving his arms in an effort to direct the movements of a large removal van.
23  Environmental groups are threatening direct action if plans for the new road go ahead.
24  It costs more to fly direct to Hong Kong.
25  He envisages the possibility of establishing direct diplomatic relations in the future.
26  The builder of the manor house is a direct ancestor of the present owner.
27  Two hundred people lost their jobs as a direct consequence of the merger.
28  He found no direct evidence to identify a leaker.
29  The railways made a direct physical impact on the landscape.
30  This information has a direct bearing on the case.