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Ways of describing involvement and directness

directly

adverb

in a way that involves only the two people or things mentioned, with no one or nothing else coming in between

first-hand

adjective

obtained directly from someone who is involved in something

vicarious

adjective

experienced through the actions of other people

direct

adjective

involving only the two people or things mentioned and with no one or nothing else coming in between

participative

adjective

allowing or encouraging everyone to take part in something, especially in making decisions that affect them

first/second/third hand

if you experience something first hand, you experience it yourself. If you experience something second hand or third hand, someone else tells you about it.

close to home

involving someone directly

through someone’s eyes

as though a particular person is seeing or experiencing something

from the horse’s mouth

information from the horse’s mouth comes from someone who is directly involved

squarely

adverb

directly

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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