in the direction of (something)


: so as to be approaching : toward
The car was last seen headed in the direction of the stadium.

Examples of in the direction of (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the first shot, Landis turned to look over his right shoulder in the direction of the sound but spotted nothing. Peter Baker,, 10 Sep. 2023 At the first shot, Mr. Landis turned to look over his right shoulder in the direction of the sound but spotted nothing. Peter Baker, New York Times, 9 Sep. 2023 The National Hurricane Center designated Tropical Depression Ten in the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Saturday afternoon, and it is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane and head in the direction of Florida next week. Leigh Morgan, al, 26 Aug. 2023 Its flight path headed northwest, away from Moscow and in the direction of Russia’s second-largest city, St. Petersburg. Matt Burgess, WIRED, 24 Aug. 2023 The male officer raises his Taser in view of the camera, the footage shows, apparently aiming towards the man, and then the man starts moving in the direction of the male officer in front of him. Rebekah Riess, CNN, 15 Aug. 2023 Naming a special counsel could turn up the political temperature. 23:21 Jonathan Ernst/Reuters In theory, naming a special counsel might turn down the temperature on a sensitive investigation -- or at least move things in the direction of settling a grand political disagreement. Rick Klein, ABC News, 11 Aug. 2023 The dye is then mixed and carefully applied, first in the direction of how your brow hairs grow and then a second layer is applied in the opposite direction. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 Sep. 2023 As for all those emperor glares in the direction of his ecstatic young audience, maybe that’s just Peso Pluma’s listening face — a new star staring off into space as his ears acclimate to the sound of his future. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2023 See More

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“In the direction of (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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