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Are you sure we're going in the right direction?
The wind has changed direction.
The River Leadon flows in a southerly direction.
The birds scattered in all directions.
We drove off in the direction of the mountains.
I'd give you a lift, but I'm going in the opposite direction.
Michelle's always getting lost because of her terrible sense of direction.
He was determined to change the direction of the business.
He was looking for a complete change of direction.
Many Labour supporters are unhappy with the direction the party has taken.
This is the British English definition of direction. View American English definition of direction.
feeling or showing happiness
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