She claimed to be a direct descendant of Wordsworth.
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direct of• In many ways the Aphrodisians were the direct descendants ofHellenistic and, more specifically, Pergamene sculpture.• The professor said he has no idea if Ayi is a direct descendant of other Glidji monarchs.• I don't care for the practice of polling because of polling because it is direct descendant of that fraudulentinventionsociology.• Those who made it an issue were the direct descendants of the anti-military counter-culture of the 1960s.• Many of its problems are direct descendants of the central problems of philosophy.• The shirehorses are direct descendants of the great war horses, and each one weighs a ton.• He was an O'Conor and a direct descendant of the last High King of Ireland.• Both marriages were childless; so that Elizabeth was the last direct descendant of William Shakespeare.
6direct hitan occasion on which something such as a bomb hits a place exactly, causing a lot of damage 〔炸弹等〕直接命中
During the war, the cathedral suffered many direct hits.
direct result/consequence• None spoke of stress but all were suffering from it, and their physical symptoms were the direct result.• But poverty is also the direct result of a new historical disadvantage: the exclusion of older men and women from work.• The differences are the direct result of evolution.• Debt is the direct result of the banking structure that has enriched the G7 leading industrial nations.• The change was thought to be a direct consequence of the protest action taken by conscripts in May.• Much of this is the direct result of the selection of more optimal sites for planting the grape.• They were a direct result of the Uprising.• The first of these events was a direct consequence of the war.
direct flight• There are also new direct flights from Newcastle, Norwich and Birmingham.• However, direct flight had its drawbacks as well.• Nova was developing in parallel as a boostercapable of hurling a spacecraft to the Moon on a direct flightmission.• A late morning direct flight takes you to Kathmandu where you will stay at the Oberoi Soaltee Hotel for 2 nights.• On the grounds of minimizing risk, many of them had decided on a direct flight that did not involve docking spacecraft.• She argued in favour of a direct flight to London and then on to Jersey.• Fast direct flight with quickclipped wing-beats; at rest bobs head when suspicious.
direct somebody to something• A nursedirected us down the hallway to the birthing room.
direct that• He also directed that full restitution be made and that Greenlaw serve three years of probation after completing his house arrest.• Or the settlor could direct that in a certain event a new use should spring up in D's favour.• One could well direct that question to the Labour party.• Burns' will directed that the money be used for college scholarships.• It may then direct that the records or documents be disclosed to other parties to the proceedings.
1STOP MOVINGwithout stopping or changing direction 中途不停地，径直地SYN directly
Can we fly direct to Chicago, or do we stop in Salt Lake City first?
2IMMEDIATELYwithout dealing with anyone else first 直接地〔和某人打交道〕SYN directly
Esther decided to contact the manager direct.
It is usually cheaper to buy the goods direct from the wholesaler.
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direct• Dole spoke directly about his age, saying it was not a liability.• She's not directly involved in the selling side of the business.• Its knowledge comes to it direct.• They wanted to talk to you direct, but I said that would frighten you off.• Don the swank, hop on the Vespa, and scoot on down for a lesson in skadirect from Fresno.• It's usually cheaper to buy the goods direct from the wholesaler.• I'm flying direct to Dallas from Los Angeles.
(1300-1400)Latindirectus, past participle of dirigere“to set straight, guide”
VERBS | ADVERBVERBS➤be直截了當ADVERB➤extremely, fairly, very, etc.極為／頗為／非常直接◇Her manner can be rather direct. 她的方式可能相當直接。◇He asked me some very direct questions. 他問了我一些很直接的問題。➤disconcertingly直接得讓人窘迫◇his disconcertingly direct gaze 他那令人窘迫的直視➤refreshingly直截了當◇a refreshingly direct discussion of the agency's priorities 一場關於該機構優先事項的直截了當的討論➤emotionally感情上直接◇The album is her most emotionally direct work to date. 這是迄今為止最能直接表達她情感的一個專輯。