directly directly  /də ˈrɛkt li/


  1. (adv) without deviation
  2. (adv) without anyone or anything intervening
  3. (adv) without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
  4. (adv) in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly


  1. Bowman said before announcing his support for Obama whom he said answered the same question directly and thoroughly.
  2. If you are looking to request use of a photograph, please contact the photographers or their agents directly to obtain permission.
  3. Because the sun's rays strike it more directly, the earth's equatorial zone heats up more than either polar region.


  1. BioInvent Implements a Rights Issue of Approx. SEK 22 Million

    Not for release, or for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly in or into the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, New Zeeland or South Africa.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Questions for Dr. Gupta? Fire away

    The lifestyle choices you make today directly impact your brain health as you age.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Microsoft targets schools with Surface RT discount

    Company is reaching out directly to schools and universities with a Surface RT discount offer during the summer buying season. Originally posted at News - Microsoft
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNET


  1. "I'm going to meet with him. Secretary Gates will meet with him as well. I think it's clear that the article in which he and his team appeared showed poor judgment. But I also want to make sure I talk to him directly before I make any final...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News (blog)

  2. "I am vetoing this bill because I have become convinced that this issue is of such significant societal importance that it deserves to be decided directly by all the people of Hawaii," Lingle said. "The subject of this legislation has touched...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Linda Lingle Source: CNN

  3. didn't agree to a deal by the deadline, Microsoft would "take our case directly to your shareholders, including the initiation of a proxy contest to elect an alternative slate of directors for the Yahoo! board," Ballmer wrote.
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: Forbes

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