Phrases with "directly"

Henry Handel Richardson And directly dinner was over, the mishap to her mouthpiece was made known. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

I would go directly I had decided what it was imperative I should know. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

Thomas Hardy I booked you for that directly I read his letter to me the other day, and the way he spoke of you. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Virginia Woolf But she sat perfectly still, and when the knock sounded, she got up directly and opened the door without hesitation. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

If I did, it would be directly contrary to the orders that I have received. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

If she’s there, tell Nibbio it is my order that she should be put into the litter, and that he must come directly to me. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

George Gissing No sooner had he surveyed them than he became aware that Northway was sauntering directly towards the place where Glazzard stood; Mrs. Wade remained in the doorway. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

He ran like hell, directly we turned the light on him. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

We had one, a Sunday or two back, a man, and he got up and left directly Father started to go into the pulpit. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

The faintness will pass off directly you are higher up and can get a breath of air. Geoffrey's Wife by Mary Cholmondeley

Anne Bronte Give it me directly — I’ll never forgive you if you don’t!’ But the more vehemently I insisted, the more he aggravated my distress by his insulting, gleeful laugh. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Ivan Turgenev He felt uneasy and distressed; he decided to go home as soon as possible and directly the doctor allowed it — they left the capital. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

John Lewis Burckhard On the west side, directly opposite the Cairo gate and the Monakh, the suburb consists of regular and well-built streets, with houses resembling those of the interior of the town. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

William Dampier Our men marched directly to the fort on the hill, and took it without the loss of one man. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Anthony Trollope When she reached the floor she went directly up to her uncle, and taking his hand turned him round with herself towards one of the windows, so that they stood with their backs to the room. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Out of him flows much of Rabelais; and through Rabelais, directly and indirectly, a deep, permanent, and growing inspiration. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

The line soon broke; but the Kanakas would not let him off so easily, and sprang directly into the water after him. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

As an author, too, he directly associated himself with the art of his friend. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

When Nikola had bade me good-night, I examined the Don to make sure that he was not shamming sleep in order to try and get the better of me directly I was alone. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

But within that minute a crosstown car had stopped directly in front of the cab. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Arthur Conan Doyle To introduce us in this way directly to a charming bower of the fairies was quite an unexpected result on the part of the girls, by the way. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Olaf Stapledon For, like their fellows, the philosophers of the species had a blind spot in the centre of the mind’s vision, so that what they looked at directly they could never see. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H. P. Lovecraft The face was turned away from us, as the creature lay almost directly upon it. The Beast in the Cave by H. P. Lovecraft [1904]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She resolved to caution Harold directly afterward, but when the women left the table Mrs. Ahearn cornered her, and she found herself talking cities and dressmakers with a polite show of interest. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In its extant form the “Parson’s Tale” contains, by the side of much that might suitably have come from a Wycliffite teacher, much of a directly opposite nature. Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward [1879]

Ivan Turgenev I went up to Raissa and stood directly facing her. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

There were only two rooms in the building, one long low chamber and a smaller one that led directly out of it at the farther end. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

I’ve got the address and am to ring them up directly there is any news. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Finally they alighted, so to speak, on the earth of the first level, which ran directly towards and under the ocean. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

John Stuart Mill In this case, too, the possessor of the undue power, the person directly interested in it, is only one person, while those who are subject to it and suffer from it are literally all the rest. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

I sprang tottering to my feet, and grabbing up my rifle pointed it directly at him. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

I remembered it directly I saw it again. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

F. Scott Fitzgerald It was not uncommon in his new carelessness to let many of his clean clothes go directly back to the laundry without having ever been worn, a common eccentricity of impoverished bachelors. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Somebody must have known who she was, because, directly she appeared, quite a buzz of whispering went round the court. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

He had told her how he was to start for York directly after luncheon, and to come back by the earliest train next day, and how they two were to be married to-morrow afternoon. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Twenty yards up the slope, beyond the edge of the brush, were vertical cliffs, in which, directly in front of us, was a narrow opening. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

Robert Louis Stevenson The real art that dealt with life directly was that of the first men who told their stories round the savage camp-fire. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

I have not a doubt that it is directly referable to the terror inspired by the guillotine during the period of that instrument’s activity. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

George Gissing She did not think it probable that she herself would benefit directly by John Yule’s will. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Thomas Hardy Now will you prove to me that you are the same by owning some fault to me?’ ‘Yes, dear, indeed; directly I can think of one worth owning. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle I think that I may arrive at my facts most directly by questioning you. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

She had been gone but a short while, when a wolf came swimming across the Swine, and ran directly towards the haymakers. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Bronislaw Malinowski This is directly stated in several places (Dawson, Curr, Mitchell, Forrest, Moore, Oldfield). The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Afy followed him directly after the inquest, and nothing has been known since of either of them. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Slave’s hours, she was told by those employed directly by Government in the larger post offices, where they worked an eight-hour-day. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Arthur Morrison The police, of course, knew something of him, and postponed questioning him directly until they had investigated a little further. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Anthony Trollope Nina rose from her chair directly she saw her visitor, and came forward to meet her. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hobbes There is a sixth doctrine, plainly and directly against the essence of a Commonwealth, and it is this: that the sovereign power may be divided. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

He’ll want watching directly he gets better. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

In fact, I would affirm that the certainty of the truth of a given proposition is directly proportional to its generality. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Jeremy Bentham It is so just, that the latter may often be of a directly opposite nature to the former. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Henry Handel Richardson But directly she saw whose handwriting it was, her face grew grave and attentive. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Louis Stevenson He was, besides, a mighty toper; he could sit at wine until the day dawned, and pass directly from the table to the bench with a steady hand and a clear head. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Rice Burroughs I decided that at first I would travel directly south in the hope that I might in that direction find some familiar landmark. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Virginia Woolf But directly a box was unpacked the rooms became very different, so that Miss Allan’s room was very unlike Evelyn’s room. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Henry Fielding The colonel led Booth directly to the place where he had seen the peer and Amelia (such he was now well convinced she was) sitting together. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Jules Verne Then the population of men, as well as the animals, will flow towards the latitudes which are more directly under the solar influence. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

His father, alarmed by the placard, had called at the pawnbroker’s shop, and told him he must move Alfred directly to a London asylum. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

However, they encountered no one: all the people were either in their houses to guard them, to prepare bundles, and to put away goods, or on the roads which led directly to the mountain-heights. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

So, I’m inclined to go off, first thing tomorrow, directly it gets light. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Another thing, too, directly it rains the dogs take cover. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

A door, hidden by curtains, opens on to a staircase leading directly to the courtyard. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

She singled out Larose directly she saw them and smiled slightly. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

The fancy of women is more active, if not stronger, and it influences more directly the physical nature. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Thomas Hardy Without directly inquiring why she let her eyes linger solicitously on his face. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

His dumpy black back flitted out of the cabin; and almost directly we heard the sharp click of his flint and blade outside the door. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

He had switched off the light, too, directly he had seen me looking at him. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

He remembered that the previous afternoon the man had shaken his head at Royne directly he had seen him, and also, that there had been some whispering between the two as the party was leaving the inn. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Edgar Allan Poe In this careful manner we had proceeded but a little way, when we arrived at a chasm far deeper than any we had yet seen, and leading directly into the main gorge. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

The King posted off to Versailles directly after his mother’s death, and has not returned to the Louvre since. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Anthony Trollope I asked him directly I had made up my own mind, and he told me that I might go to you. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton But touching that early period directly described in this chapter, I have the same reason for alluding to the topic. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Andrew Lang That was all that the rascal wanted, and he put on directly his most humble air, and begged the woman in his softest voice to loosen his bonds, which her hurting him sorely. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells Phrases that seemed at the first glance to say exactly what he needed became portentous, excessive, unreal, directly they were definitely written down. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

He did not bother to ring up the Embassy about him as, with the friendship now prevailing between them, he was quite certain he would hear from him directly he returned. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

The boat put directly off again, without giving us time to ask any more questions, and we were obliged to wait till night, when we took a little skiff, that lay on the beach, and paddled off. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Then, directly after: “Tell papa to come; I get anxious. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

This came of not having told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, directly the accident had happened. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Turning my eyes from him, I took another glance at the house, which by this movement I had brought directly before me. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Trollope These gates faced directly into the square, and the destruction caused by one shot would have been tremendous. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Andrew Lang And directly the princess beheld him her heart was set on him, and she begged him to stay with her, and in return promised that he should never grow old, neither should his beauty fade. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle The matter does not bear directly upon the more vital question of our own fate and that of those we have lost, which has brought me out here. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Virginia Woolf Besides, she knew, directly she came into the room that the miracle had happened; she wore her golden haze. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Ann Radcliffe At length they entered on the passage which Ferdinand knew led directly to a door that opened on the woods. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Virginia Woolf He would love to come and stay with them, directly he had done what he had to do in London. And Clarissa had cared for him more than she had ever cared for Richard. Sally was positive of that. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Jack London Slacking away on the boom-tackle and hoisting an equivalent amount on the shears-tackle, I brought the butt of the mast into position directly over the hole in the deck. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The moonshine fell directly behind Miriam, illuminating the palace front and the whole scene of statues and rocks, and filling the basin, as it were, with tremulous and palpable light. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Edgar Allan Poe That my opinions, however, are not the opinions to be expected from a gentleman, is an observation so directly offensive as to allow me but one line of conduct. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Andrew Lang In this way my father had the opportunity of noting down the minutiae of the “warning” or “vision” directly it was told him. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

The machines that keep us alive, and the machines that make machines, are all directly or indirectly dependent upon coal. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Andrew Lang The demand was directly complied with; for it is vain in such cases to offer any excuse. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Tobias Smolle Here we left our horses tied to a tree, and went directly to the house of my old benefactress, Strap trembling all the way, and venting ejaculatory petitions to heaven for our safety. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

When she saw a handsome thing she went directly towards it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

H. P. Lovecraft Turning to retrace my steps, my eye fell upon a small trapdoor with a ring, which lay directly beneath my foot. The Alchemist by H. P. Lovecraft [1908]

Jules Verne It is tough, and does not taste very nice; the fat becomes hard directly it is taken from the fire, and sticks to the teeth. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Yes, I must admit that it has seemed to me that circumstances pointed to your cousin, as having been directly or indirectly concerned in that girl’s death. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

In the air, and hovering directly over the grounds, he could see all who came and went. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Arnold Bennett Constance said she thought she should retire directly to the sitting-room. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

H. G. Wells Whether the household had my ultimatum or whether she told Beatrice directly I do not know, and what Lady Osprey can have made of it in the former case I don’t imagine. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

I’ll show you directly what is the matter with it. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

The ledge still rose, but, on turning a corner of the cliff, Haunte quitted it and began to climb a steep gully, which mounted directly to the upper heights. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

The cab drove up to the kerb, and Rolleston stopped short, as Calton sprang out directly in front of him. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Arthur Morrison Then he said: “An’ what should I ‘ave to do with the two ‘undred pound? Buy anythink?” Not directly that, the promoters explained. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Jack London He squatted in the snow, pulling the twigs out from their entanglement in the brush and feeding directly to the flame. Lost Face by Jack London

Anthony Trollope If only there was nothing of deceit at the back to mar it all! He passed over the bridge, hardly knowing whither he was going, and turned directly down towards Balatka’s house. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Henry Kingsley He told me directly I got to Paddington to ask for a telegraph-message, so that you might hear the last accounts; and here it is. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

The butler followed him, and then directly they were in the hall, Larose whispered sharply. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Andrew Lang Her husband felt anxious, and sent for the medicine man; but though she pretended to listen to him, she threw all his medicine out of the door directly he had gone away. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Gaston Leroux The door of the servants’ staircase which opens onto that floor, directly into the general’s chamber, is always locked and barred on the inside with iron. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

Edgar Rice Burroughs These too saluted Ja, by touching the points of their spears to the ground directly before them. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Henry Fielding In this light I am shocked at my own folly, and am resolved to leave my children under your care, and go directly to my husband. Amelia by Henry Fielding

As the dogcart approached them the puppy dashed out into the road, directly in front of the fast-trotting horse. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

William Makepeace Thackeray The groom who brought the animal out, directly he heard who the gentleman was, came out and touched his cap, and pointed to a little book in his pocket in a pink cover. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Zona Gale St. George felt this directly he spoke to her. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

You put the wind up me right enough, but, directly you suggested me paying money to be let off, I knew it was all a fake. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Be an angel and come round directly — before I have to go down and face them. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

Andrew Lang He has a good deputy, Ombwiri (spelled ‘Mbuiri’ by Miss Kingsley); he alone has no priests, but communicates directly with men. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Daniel Defoe The matter was that a great shoal — or, as they call it, a “school”- -of pilchards came swimming with the tide of flood, directly out of the sea into the harbour. From London to Land’s End by Daniel Defoe

Henry Handel Richardson The life one led out here was not calculated to tone down any innate restlessness of temperament: on the contrary, it directly hindered one from becoming fixed and settled. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

The house by which they stood was indeed almost directly in the middle of a circular dip in the countryside. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Thomas Paine The real volume, not of history, but of facts, is directly before us, unmutilated by contrivance, or the errors of tradition. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine [1791]

Jeremy Bentham In this case, the incident of the king’s death was not only directly but ultimately intentional. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

It was typical always of Larose to make up his mind quickly, and so directly his train had drawn into the railway-station in Adelaide — he had at once set about putting his ideas into execution. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

E. F. Benson All the time there came from Diva’s bedroom, directly overhead, the sound of rhythmical steps or thumps, most difficult to explain. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

I summed him up directly I saw him, evil as you could want, with all his gentlemanly appearance. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She jumped up directly she saw him. The Long Arm of Mannister by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1909]

Henry James She addressed herself directly to the young nobleman. An International Episode by Henry James [1878]

Arnold Bennett They talked as if they had always foreseen it, directly contradicting all that they had said on only the previous day. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Thomas Hardy Melbury told ancient timber-stories as he sat, relating them directly to Fitzpiers, and obliquely to the men, who had heard them often before. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

The windows — and there were many — were all shuttered and closed, with the exception of the three on the lower floor and two others directly over these. The Hermit of ——— Street by Anna Katharine Green

Whatever elements nature does not introduce into vegetables, the natural food of all animal life — directly of herbivorous, indirectly of carnivorous animals — are to be regarded with suspicion. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

H. G. Wells He was delighted and took his housekeeper right away from jam-making to see it at once, directly he made the discovery. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

E. F. Benson All the rest is directly traceable to Branwell’s unsupported assertions, for which no tittle of evidence could be found. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Charles Dickens He lost no time in letting them know that this precaution was unnecessary, and all four gentlemen directly approached his bedside. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

I was so tired that I dropped off at once, directly my head touched the pillow, but there was neither rest nor refreshment in my sleep, and I woke up tired and dispirited as could be. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

I don’t know how it was I missed you at Liverpool, but I was on your track directly afterwards, and you only slipped me at Euston by the skin of your teeth. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

He could not leave the bungalow by the back, as directly he got a few yards from it he would be seen. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

George Gissing The principles she had avowed, directly traceable as it seemed to her friendship with the militant women in Chelsea, he disliked and feared; but her conduct he fully believed to be above reproach. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

The door opened directly into a wainscoted square hall, which had a large fireplace with gleaming brass andirons, and a carved mantel carried to the ceiling. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

If you go directly to the steamer you will be in time. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Hardy He answered her casual greeting respectfully, and was about to request a few minutes’ conversation with her, when she directly addressed him on the subject of the fire. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

William Dampier We rowed in directly for the shore and thought to have reached it before day, but it was 9 o’clock in the morning before we got into the harbour. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Andrew Lang The children were delighted, and ran directly to find some flat stones to bake their cakes on, and when they had made and eaten them, they thought they had never tasted anything so nice. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Virginia Woolf She did not even look up directly when Evelyn stopped her. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Robert Louis Stevenson The kitchen, which opened directly off the garden, was somewhat darkened by foliage; but he could see her as she approached from the far end to meet him. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Stuart Mill If he injures his property, he does harm to those who directly or indirectly derived support from it, and usually diminishes, by a greater or less amount, the general resources of the community. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

Jeremy Bentham In this case, the incident of the king’s death was directly intentional, but not ultimately: it was mediately intentional. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Wilkie Collins At the first words that he spoke she drew back directly — sadly, not angrily. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Virginia Woolf For directly he ceases to feel responsible for his characters’ behaviour, and forgets that he should solve the problem of the universe, he is the most diverting of novelists. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Henry Handel Richardson For though he did not warm to them, yet like spoke to like, blood to blood, directly they met again. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Anna Katherine Green Detective Gryce was looking, not in the direction named, but in the one directly opposite to it. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

How strange it is that I, who, in a woman’s garb am generally disliked by women, should excite their sympathies directly I assume clothes to which I have no right. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

H. G. Wells It is surely better to kill your dictator than let him make you kill other people — directly or indirectly. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

There was at the bottom of that part a door opening into my bathroom, which could be entered also directly from the saloon. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

Elizabeth Von Arnim She had gone off down the hill directly after breakfast, alone yet obviously rejoicing, for she had not suggested that Rose should go too, and she was singing as she went. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

I can only say Hester went back to Southminster directly she arrived here. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Henry James There seemed to flash through these words a sort of retrospective confession which told him something that she had never directly told him. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Anthony Hope I had the king’s orders to rejoin him as soon as I had seen the queen, and since her Majesty isn’t here, I shall return to the lodge directly a fresh horse can be saddled for me. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

It struck me directly she must have started for Peniston Crags. “What will become of her?” I ejaculated, pushing through a gap which the man was repairing, and making straight for the highroad. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Mr. Earnshaw snatched up the culprit directly and conveyed him to his chamber; where, doubtless, he administered a rough remedy to cool the fit of passion, for he appeared red and breathless. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

He’s directly interested, and he mustn’t vote. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Turning next to a big wardrobe, directly they had opened the door they looked significantly at each other. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Jane Austen But I shall want the ribbon directly — so it had better go to Hartfield — at least the ribbon. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

F. Scott Fitzgerald When Ellen came out I took her directly downstairs. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Wilkie Collins His last words in this world (as I succeeded in discovering from the nurse who assisted Mrs. Lecount) were: “I’m getting better every minute; send for the fly directly and take me out for a drive. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

But directly the waiter had gone, the diner opposite to him looked up. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

I spoke of some of the most elementary facts in physical science, and of the manner in which they directly contradict certain of the ordinary teachings of the clergy. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Henry Handel Richardson One was almost directly under Maurice’s eyes; even by the poor light, he could see the mark left on the inside of the wrist, by the buttons of the glove. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Guy de Maupassan The next few days were very sad, as they always must be directly after a death. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Virginia Woolf The paper lay directly beneath the clock, the two together seeming to represent stability in a changing world. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Ralph Waldo Emerson I look on such improvements, also, as directly tending to endear the land to the inhabitant. The Young American by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1844]

And I hated the man as I would a serpent, though he bowed as he set me a chair, and was careful to move a light he thought shone a little too directly in my eyes. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Benjamin Disraeli His suite, in new uniforms, simultaneously bowed directly the flattering speech was finished. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Guy de Maupassan She had not considered it, furthermore, being too much occupied with herself to make any plans which did not directly concern herself. Yvette by Guy de Maupassan

Algernon Blackwood He was speaking of something that he knew positively, something that was beyond question or argument, something that had to do directly with himself. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Virginia Woolf Since the number of societies run directly or indirectly by Englishwomen in the cause of peace is too long to quote (see The Story of the Disarmament Declaration, p. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

George Eliot But he declared, as the people had done at the inn, that he had lost sight of Hetty directly she got down. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Gissing She soon found out what it was that troubled him, and went directly to the point with an assurance that no attempt whatever should be made to prejudice Bessie against her father’s views. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H. G. Wells He thought that there ought to be and I thought that outbursts of literary activity were due to such secondary conditions as to have no directly traceable relation to the great events of history. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

She remained there but a moment, and when she came out passed directly into the street. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

John Galsworthy For, in the room directly opposite to her, was a long, broad mirror, and in it — unseen herself — she could see. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

We know that they are directly connected by fibres that arch round through the chiasma. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

George MacDonald Nor was he disappointed, for, directly the moon rose, he spied a glimmering shape far across the glade. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

George Gissing Interesting and agreeable state of things! May, instead of directly answering his last question, allowed her eyes to meet his for a second. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Sigmund Freud ALL other previous attempts to solve the problems of dreams have concerned themselves directly with the manifest dream-content as it is retained in the memory. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Caroline Lamb He says your chevelure is perfectly Grecian—the black ringlets upon the white skin; but I never listen to any compliment that is not paid directly or indirectly to myself. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Henry Handel Richardson She was, he thanked goodness, not of the kind who throw maidenly modesty to the winds, directly the binding word is spoken. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

The viceroy walked directly to the convent; and on making himself known, was received by the abbot with all due respect. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

The wind had hauled ahead during the squall, and we were standing directly in for the point. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

We shall be going into the study in a few minutes, directly the others arrive, but we won’t go in until they do come, so that the room will be quite fresh. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

She was the one who had stood directly behind the dead man. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Henry Fielding When she arrived, therefore, at the house, she ran directly into the room where all the company were at dinner, scarce knowing what she did or whither she was going. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Disheveled, with dull blood-shot eyes, a snuffy, grimy shirt, greasy trowsers, naked feet thrust into ragged slippers, he bolted in head down directly Massy had made way for him. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

George Gissing She did not directly speak of Wilfrid, and only when she sat in significant silence, Emily said: ‘To-morrow I shall go downstairs. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

I gave the alphabet, and it spelled out S P O O F. As I have heard both Gowing and Lupin use the word, and as I could hear Gowing silently laughing, I directly accused him of pushing the table. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

The eyes of philosophy, if not set directly on him, are set towards the region which he occupied. Memories and Studies by William James

Robert Louis Stevenson The door opened directly upon the kitchen of the house, which was to all appearance the only sitting-room. Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells He seemed to open out and spread over things directly the restraints of the ceremony were at an end. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Jules Verne There, directly the fire got low, the ice invaded the walls and the joins in the flooring; every bolt, nail, or metal plate became immediately covered with a layer of ice. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

George Meredith A Tyrant offers them to be directly their friend. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]