Definition of 'directly'
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And where do we stand legally regarding the vent, as it directly affects our property? Times, Sunday Times (2017)How we feel about certain diseases matters, because it directly affects the amount of research funding they get. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All of them may or may not be directly involved in the murder and there are six episodes to figure out who and how and why. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I did not speak to Pep directly, it was just an exchange with my agent. The Sun (2016)Tell him you realise he meant well but in future, he should make sure you're happy with plans that affect you so directly. The Sun (2016)The player has not been directly involved in the talks as he has remained focused on gaining full fitness after a two-month lay-off with an ankle problem. The Sun (2016)You may save money by dealing directly with insurers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So exercising directly after a large meal puts extra strain on the heart. Coping with Angina (1990)This may involve refusing to discuss the issues with any party other than the one directly involved. Christianity Today (2000)They are still eyeing automatic promotion and take on the team directly below them in the table. The Sun (2015)Investment banks could also fail without directly damaging depositors. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We did try a bit harder with the couple who lived directly above us. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He can appeal and will not go directly to jail. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Such changes may not be welcomed by those most directly affected. Market-led Strategic Change (1991)You can also speak directly to an expert. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It did not matter whether the arrangements for payment were made directly or indirectly. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The first involves buying directly from companies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This bank would not lend money directly to businesses but attempt to package up and sell loans. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The partner must have been directly involved in the audit or in the chain of command. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The pictures are intended to be placed on two columns directly below the main dome. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She found one burning bright directly above her. Burning Bright (2007)Any complaints should in the first instance go directly to the outlet. The Sun (2012)Most people have not yet been directly affected by redundancies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)S&N is also expected to allow its shareholders to speak directly to its legal advisers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It would have been easier to give that money directly to people in tax credits or higher welfare. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Piece work payments often make up a portion of the wages of a person who is directly involved in manufacturing. Technology Basic Facts (1990)It happened directly after my marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2007) First, talk directly and calmly with your architect. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now they can go directly after tax dodgers' cash. The Sun (2014)But why buy Caledonia when you can buy some of its quoted investments directly without the unquoted baggage? Times, Sunday Times (2009)But while rewards are uncontroversial, paying money to anyone directly or indirectly involved with the original theft is anything but. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'directly'
British English: directly /dɪˈrɛktlɪ; daɪ-/ ADVERB
If you go somewhere directly, you go there without changing direction and without stopping.
I flew directly from Istanbul to New York.
- American English: directly
- Arabic: مُبَاشَرَةً
- Brazilian Portuguese: diretamente
- Chinese: 直接地
- Croatian: izravno
- Czech: přímo
- Danish: direkte
- Dutch: rechtstreeks
- European Spanish: directamente
- Finnish: suoraan
- French: directement
- German: direkt
- Greek: κατευθείαν
- Italian: direttamente
- Japanese: 直接に
- Korean: 직접
- Norwegian: direkte
- Polish: bezpośrednio
- European Portuguese: diretamente
- Romanian: direct
- Russian: прямо
- Spanish: directamente
- Swedish: direkt
- Thai: โดยตรง
- Turkish: doğrudan doğruya
- Ukrainian: прямо
- Vietnamese: một cách trực tiếp
Definition of directly from the Collins English Dictionary
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