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Tell her, that she must direct herself to her brother for any favour she has to ask.

I prayed for forgiveness, and asked God to direct and protect me.

Prayerfully I considered my situation and asked God's help to direct me.

It was filled, not with direct complaints, but a general grumble.

He had none of the direct, passionate, conscienceless resolution of Laertes.

Perhaps more may be done by contrast than by direct description.

So far I have not balked at anything but he has had the consideration not to direct me to the mountains.

She could be direct enough in her statements when what she said was going to hurt a fellow.

This is so broad, however, that it may not make a direct and vivid impression.

These blades are joined at the engine shaft, in a direct line.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to write (to someone), to address," from Latin directus "straight," past participle of dirigere "set straight," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + regere "to guide" (see regal). Cf. dress; address.

Meaning "to govern, regulate" is from c.1500; "to order, ordain" is from 1650s. Sense of "to write the destination on the outside of a letter" is from 16c. Of plays, films, etc., from 1913. Related: Directed; directing.

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