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    directly

    directly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word directly

    Definition
    (adv) without deviation
    Synonyms : direct , straight
    Example Sentence
    • the path leads directly to the lake
    • went direct to the office
    Definition
    (adv) without anyone or anything intervening
    Example Sentence
    • these two factors are directly related
    • he was directly responsible
    • measured the physical properties directly
    Definition
    (adv) without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    Example Sentence
    • he answered immediately
    • found an answer straightaway
    • an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith
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    Definition
    (adv) in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
    Synonyms : flat , straight
    Example Sentence
    • he didn't answer directly
    • told me straight out
    • came out flat for less work and more pay
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