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Employees have little direct contact with management.
Only a few of us have direct access to the files.
Their study found a direct link between poverty and crime.
Companies have closed as a direct result of the new law.
direct flights from San Francisco to Tokyo
There is a more direct route straight up the interstate.
The building had taken a direct hit and was completely destroyed.
I love New Yorkers – they’re sharp, funny, and direct.
She’s refused to answer direct questions about her plans for the company.
That’s a direct quote from the man himself.
Martin’s brother is his direct opposite in character.
The rewards will be in direct proportion to the work you put in.
Plant in a shady position away from direct sunlight.
Steve says he’s a direct descendant of William Shakespeare.
This is the American English definition of direct. View British English definition of direct.
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