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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIRECTING

The easier task, that of directing the machine, is left to the husband.'

Shall he have the pleasure of directing the messenger to ask if there are any letters for you?'

The latter took the despatch, and opened it, directing Jenkins to sign the paper.

The mate had been directing the firing in this extreme necessity.

An elderly lady was playing the violin and directing her steps.

From her eyrie on the rock she was directing these strange sea doings.

Yes, they are always riding the whirlwind and directing the storm.

He would prepare a letter, directing that she should be taken to her uncle Pascal's.

They then sent a delegation to the signory, directing that they grant their demands.

Directing Leary to keep an eye on the two women, he joined her at once.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin directus "straight," past participle of dirigere "set straight" (see direct (v.)).

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