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direction

(Course), noun aim, approach, bearing, bent, blueprint, course of action, cursus, design, draft, drift, heading, inclination, line, map, master plan, method, plan, policy, procedure, program, range, regio, route, scheme, strategy, tactics, tendency, trend, via, way

direction

(Guidance), noun administration, advice, advocacy, auspices, care, charge, coaching, conduct, consilium, counsel, design, directorship, enlightenment, exhortation, governorship, headship, information, injunction, instruction, leadership, management, managership, ministration, officiation, oversight, pilotage, preparation, protection, regulation, steerage, superintendence, surveillance, teaching, training, tuition, tutelage, tutoring
Associated concepts: directions of donor, under the direction of

direction

(Order), noun adjudication, canon, charge, citation, command, commandment, decree, demand, directive, edico, edict, enactment, fiat, imperative, injunction, instructions, iubeo, judgment, mandate, ordinance, precept, prescript, prescription, proscription, regulation, rescript, rubric, rule, subpoena, summons, warrant, writ
Associated concepts: direction of verdict, express direction, specific direction of court
See also: administration, advice, agency, canon, caveat, channel, charge, command, conatus, control, course, custody, decree, design, dictate, directive, disposition, edification, education, fiat, forethought, generalship, government, guidance, guide, inclination, intent, intention, management, mandate, monition, occupation, order, ordinance, penchant, possession, precept, prescription, process, purpose, regulation, requirement, requisition, rule, side, standpoint, summons, supervision, supremacy, tendency, tenor, transaction, transmittal, way, writ

DIRECTION. The order and government of an institution; the persons who compose the board of directors are jointly called the direction. Direction, in another sense, is nearly synonymous with instruction. (q.v.)

DIRECTION, practice. That part of a bill in chancery which contains the address of the bill to the court; this must of course, contain the appropriate and technical description of the court.

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At last the ape-man determined to continue toward the northeast in the general direction of German East Africa until he came upon natives from whom he might gain information as to Rokoff's whereabouts.
Tarzan questioned the fellow closely, and by comparing his statements with those of the young warrior he had first talked with he learned that Rokoff and his safari were in terror-stricken retreat in the direction of the far East Coast.
The sentry stood at the open gate, looking in the direction of the forest, so that he did not see the agile giant that dropped to the ground at the far end of the village street.
Three times the Arabs started across the clearing in the direction from which they thought the arrows came, but each time another arrow would come from behind to take its toll from among their number.
Naked and unarmed, as I was, my end would have been both speedy and horrible at the hands of these cruel creatures had I had time to put my resolve into execution, but at the moment of the shriek each member of the herd turned in the direction from which the sound seemed to come, and at the same instant every particular snake-like hair upon their heads rose stiffly perpendicular as if each had been a sentient organism looking or listening for the source or meaning of the wail.
I fired until my rifle was empty and they were almost upon me, and then a glance showing me that Dejah Thoris and Sola had disappeared among the hills, I sprang up, throwing down my useless gun, and started away in the direction opposite to that taken by Sola and her charge.
It was not the roar of a hungry lion, but the roar of a lion in rage, and, as he glanced back in the direction from which the sound came, he saw a huge beast moving out from the shadow of the forest toward him.
Having rolled like a ball in the direction of the impetus given by the whole campaign and by the battle of Borodino, the Russian army- when the strength of that impetus was exhausted and no fresh push was received- assumed the position natural to it.
The plain which lies beyond the white cliffs which flank the Darel Az upon the shore nearest the Mountains of the Clouds is about as near to any direction as any Pellucidarian can come.
But how was I to guess in which direction lay Sari?
And unless it can be shown that the circumstances which may affect the public safety are reducible within certain determinate limits; unless the contrary of this position can be fairly and rationally disputed, it must be admitted, as a necessary consequence, that there can be no limitation of that authority which is to provide for the defense and protection of the community, in any matter essential to its efficacy that is, in any matter essential to the FORMATION, DIRECTION, or SUPPORT of the NATIONAL FORCES.
They were all flying from the beehives behind the hedge, and they disappeared over the hemp patch in the direction of the marsh.

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