Synonyms of 'directly'
in a direct mannerThe plane will fly the hostages directly back home.
Straight ahead were the low cabins of the motel.
by the shortest route,
in a beeline
immediately or very soonDirectly after the meeting, an official appealed on television.
She answered his message immediately.
She lay down and promptly fell asleep.
The man was killed instantly.
I want to see you right away.
I should go and see a doctor straight away.
This review is being conducted as speedily as possible.
Airbags inflate instantaneously on impact.
at onceHe'll be there directly.
in a direct mannerWe could do nothing directly to help them.
in a direct mannerShe explained simply and directly what she hoped to achieve.
It came as a shock to hear him talk so honestly about an old friend.
Many people want to talk openly about their experiences.
The leaders have been speaking frankly about their problems.
plainly, , ,
Few of our political leaders are willing to talk plainly about the crisis.
point-blank, , , , , ,
Mr Patterson was asked point-blank if he would resign.
straight from the shoulder (informal),
I want you to give me the truth, straight from the shoulder.
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in the sense of at first hand
I heard all about it first-hand.
in the sense of forthwith
I could have you arrested forthwith!
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