- directional drilling,
- directional microphone,
- director general,
- director of education,
- director of photography
Origin of directly
Examples from the Web for directly
So I send a note out to his house with Tony, his driver, who promises he'll put it directly into Hitch's hand.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today, in contrast, if Grandma Maude starts one in Maine, Aunty Carol can directly help out from California.
He was prepared to swarm the island—not directly, but through Brooklyn.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At no time during the shoot was Viscount Severn directly in front of the Earl of Wessex.Prince Charles Photographed Shooting, Charges of Animal Cruelty and Royal Hypocrisy Reignited|Tom Sykes|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each side has deeply seeded beliefs that are based on directly opposing ideologies.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Intuition is seen at its best where it is directly useful, for example in regard to other people's characters and dispositions.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays|Bertrand Russell
This conception is akin to that of potential, except that it is given to us directly by our sense of heat.
That knowledge is directly revealed while we are apprehending any finite object, as its correlative and complementary antithesis.
Place these Nine in a Square of three, they will directly and diagonally make 18.The History of the Devil|Daniel Defoe
Subconsciously, if not directly though, Bab began to divine a hint of antagonism in the man.Rich Man, Poor Man|Maximilian Foster
1510s, "in a straight line," from direct (adj.) + -ly (2). Figurative use is slightly earlier (c.1500). Meaning "at once, immediately in time" (c.1600) is from earlier sense of "without intermediate steps" (1520s).