As soon as.
He drove directly to the office, and didn't stop off at the petrol station.
I'm sick of asking you to fire him, I'll just do it directly.
It's directly across the street
He told me directly that he'd cheated on me, and how sorry he was for it.
We'll go to the store directly, but first I need to finish sweeping.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The strong and general human tendency to procrastination is shown in the progressive weakening of the various words in this group. Immediately primarily signifies without the intervention of anything as a medium, hence without the intervention of any, even the briefest, interval or lapse of time. By and by, which was once a synonym, has become an antonym of immediately, meaning at some (perhaps remote) future time. Directly, which once meant with no intervening time, now means after some little while; presently no longer means in this very present, but before very long. Even immediately is sliding from its instantaneousness, so that we are fain to substitute at once, instantly, etc., when we would make promptness emphatic. Right away and right off are vigorous conversational expressions in the United States.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
directly, straight, directadverb
"the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
without anyone or anything intervening
"these two factors are directly related"; "he was directly responsible"; "measured the physical properties directly"
immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shotadverb
without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
"he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
now, at one time, straight, at present, like a shot, instantly, instantaneously, in a flash, at once, outright, nowadays, at a time, today, direct, forthwith, promptly, straight off, straightaway, right away, flat, immediately
directly, flat, straightadverb
in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
"he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay"
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How to use directly in a sentence?
At no time did I endorse training toddlers in handling guns. Nor was the idea even presented to me directly, i love good satire, but good satire must reveal some basis in truth. This was fraud, a sick fraud at that, and its intention was to deceive the American people for political purposes.
The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
We know that microplastics are endemic in the environment, in consumer products we all use, and in many different species of animals that we consume directly or indirectly, so it would be more surprising if they had not detected microplastics in human stools.
After receiving thousands of responses, the President wants to engage directly with these digital leaders in a discussion on the power of social media.
Some political parties, which have a distant desire to come to power in Bangladesh, are either directly or indirectly connected with this radicalization process.
Translations for directly
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- непосредствено, точно, пряко, директно, веднагаBulgarian
- directamentCatalan, Valencian
- direkt, gerade, unmittelbarGerman
- direkte, rekteEsperanto
- به طور مستقیمPersian
- [[go]] [[díreach]]Irish
- ուղղակի, ուղիղArmenian
- eerlijk, dadelijk, rechtuit, zondermeer, onomwonden, direct, meteen, zo, zodadelijk, rechtstreeksDutch
- ско́ро, открове́нно, пря́мо, вско́ре, че́стно, то́чно, напряму́ю, без обиняко́в, непосре́дственноRussian
- براہ راستUrdu
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