The army attacked from three different directions.
Down the road, he could see a bus coming from the opposite direction.
The wind changed direction and started blowing in our faces.
Carefully read the directions before you begin the test. Directions appear on the package.
We had to stop to ask for directions to the beach.
Excuse me. Could you please give me directions to the movie theater?
He was put in charge and given overall direction of the program.
Twenty-three employees work under her direction.
Several nurses working under the direction of this doctor have made complaints. See More
Recent Examples on the WebAround me, ferns rose waist-high, a feather-soft skirt extending indefinitely in every direction.
Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, 24 Nov. 2022 The tournament in Northern Ireland felt to him like a step in that direction, into another realm.
John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2022 In one option, the mainline I-15 corridor would have five general purpose lanes and an express lane in each direction.
Sofia Jeremias, The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Nov. 2022 Never mind that when so many races end up getting won or lost by just a point or two, a margin of error stretching three points in each direction is basically meaningless.
Joe Queenan, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 Or perhaps Pinault simply wants the brand to head in another direction.
Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Nov. 2022 The song’s resistance to change is ironic, since its very existence is the result of a change in direction during a songwriter outing.
Tom Roland, Billboard, 22 Nov. 2022 In 2009, at COP15, in Copenhagen, the world’s richest countries took a first step in this direction.
Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2022 And of course Shuri’s comic book counterpart does become Black Panther, so there was a huge push in that direction.
Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2022 See More
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