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Did the very simplicity and directness of his nature baffle her?

They were not prepared for his swiftness and directness, for his attack without warning.

In their eyes were the extraordinary boldness and directness of the sea.

There is a directness of aim in virtue which gives an insight into vice.

There was something to account for this directness of leading.

It took her aback by its directness, and for a moment left her without an answer.

"Let me be one of them—one of the people you speak of," he said, with directness.

"You think it's going to be too hard for us," she said, with a directness he thought splendid.

Impressed by the manner and the directness of the words, I hesitated for a moment what to say.

For an instant, self-reliant and cool as he was, Dick was confused by the directness of his greeting.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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