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Definitions of directly

  1. without delay; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. In a direct manner; in a straight line or course. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Exactly; just. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Straightforwardly; honestly. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Manifestly; openly. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Immediately after; as soon as. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. In a straight line; immediately; soon; as, I will come directly; openly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Straightly; immediately. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. In a direct line or manner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Immediately; at once; as soon as possible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Immediately; in a straight line or course; expressly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. In a straight course; without delay; immediately; openly; expressly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for directly

  1. I went directly into my Room, where Mrs. Jewkes came to me soon afterwards. – An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews by Conny Keyber
  2. She had never directly received a line from him but once, and that was after she had come to know the truth about his marriage with her. – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
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