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Synonyms for direction

Synonyms for direction

authoritative control over the affairs of others

the continuous exercise of authority over a political unit

an act or instance of guiding

Synonyms for direction

a general course along which something has a tendency to develop

a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

the concentration of attention or energy on something

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I regard the project as thoroughly successful, and the easy navigation of the air in any direction (not exactly in the teeth of a gale) as no longer problematical.
This time I glanced up, and far above us upon a little natural balcony on the face of the cliff stood a strange figure of a man shrieking out his shrill signal, the while he waved one hand in the direction of the river's mouth as though beckoning to some one there, and with the other pointed and gesticulated toward us.
For great distances in all directions rugged hills and arid stretches of dead sea bottom discourage intercourse with them, and since there is practically no such thing as foreign commerce upon warlike Barsoom, where each nation is sufficient to itself, really little has been known relative to the court of the Jeddak of Kaol and the numerous strange, but interesting, people over whom he rules.
I shall continue in the proper direction, if I have to circumambulate the continent of Africa to reach my destination.
Should this enveloping force be interrupted in any direction a delicate instrument immediately apprehends the irregularity, at the same time imparting an impulse to a magnetic device which in turn actuates the steering mechanism, diverting the bow of the flier away from the obstacle until the craft's radio-activity sphere is no longer in contact with the obstruction, then she falls once more into her normal course.
Then the Woggle-Bug must swallow another pill," said Tip, decidedly, "and wish us headed in the right direction.
So they sat still and waited and, even while they were wondering what could be done, the raft slowed down, stopped, and began drifting the other way--in the direction it had first followed.
The equal attraction of the solid crust from all directions maintained this luminous core in the exact center of the hollow globe.
But how was I to guess in which direction lay Sari?
Scarce pausing for a backward glance, Taglat abandoned the unconscious woman and fled in the opposite direction from the horrid sound which had broken in so unexpected and terrifying a manner upon his startled ears; but the warning had come too late to save him, and the lion, in his second bound, alighted full upon the broad shoulders of the anthropoid.
He was in possession again of his beloved ship, he was flying swiftly in the direction of his comrades and his duty, and with him was the woman he loved.
But now that the sun shone once more, the ape-man was still at a loss as to what direction to take.
Why she should choose that direction she did not pause to consider.
Number Thirteen was standing in a little open place in the jungle when the discordant note first fell upon his ears, and as he turned his head in the direction of the sound he was startled at the hideous aspect of the thing which broke through the foliage before him.
Waziri's warriors marched at a rapid trot through the jungle in the direction of the village.
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