as soon as: Directly he arrived, he mentioned the subject.
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How to use directly in a sentence
ClearFlame is aiming to work directly with the engine manufacturer, which will still give the company access to the secondary market because every OEM has its own aftermarket parts group, Johnson said.ClearFlame Engine Technologies takes aim at cleaning up diesel engines | Kirsten Korosec | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
The installation is fairly simple as it can be hung from a hook or nail directly into the wall.
In other words, unions reduce the need for government redistribution through a sort of pre-distribution that’s negotiated directly by employers and workers.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | September 17, 2020 | Freakonomics
In the 13 years since, the Gateway brand has languished largely unused, while Acer built up its own name in the United States directly.We found out who makes Walmart’s new Gateway laptops, and it’s bad news | Jim Salter | September 16, 2020 | Ars Technica
You’ll be able to create another desktop, navigate the ones you have, and, if you don’t have any, you’ll be able to directly open files you’ve used recently.Make online classes easier with these laptop shortcuts | Sandra Gutierrez G. | September 15, 2020 | Popular-Science
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.
Instead of going for the hole, I hit the ball directly into the water.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art | Alec Kubas-Meyer | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The television networks interrupt their broadcasts to take the nation directly to Selma.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’ | Gary May | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Adnan is far more likeable than Jay because we hear directly from him.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline | Emily Shire | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In this way, inspiration becomes appropriation, which leads directly to theft and erasure.
This, however, did not apply to the waters lying directly around the Poloe and Flatland groups.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
He decided not to return home directly; he wanted to go somewhere, but did not care to stay in Chicago.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
The good which came to him, directly and indirectly, from these opportunities can hardly be overstated.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
She now understood nearly all that was said directly to her, though she could not follow general and confused conversation.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
In brief, by the close of the year, the phenomenal conditions growing directly out of the European war had been met and overcome.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for directly
in a direct manner
at once; without delay
(foll by before or after) immediately; just
(subordinating) as soon as: we left directly the money arrived
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