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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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From the direction of Anderssen's flight with Jane and the child Tarzan was convinced that the man had purposed attempting the tremendous feat of crossing the continent to Zanzibar; but whether Rokoff would dare so dangerous a journey or not was a question.
We will go but a little way," said the spokesman, "and then we shall return and lead you in the proper direction.
So Tarzan sprang into the trees and disappeared in the direction of the village.
On the second day, the number of Hindoos travelling in my direction had increased to fifties and hundreds.
Fearsome-looking as they were, I did not know whether to fear them or not, for they did not seem to be particularly well equipped for fighting, and I was on the point of stepping from my hiding-place and revealing myself to them to note the effect upon them of the sight of a man when my rash resolve was, fortunately for me, nipped in the bud by a strange shrieking wail, which seemed to come from the direction of the bluffs at my right.
He did not wait for them to join him, however, instead he wheeled his thoat and came tearing madly in our direction.
In this direction he made his way, while from out of the forest about him the cries of the flesh-eaters increased in volume and ferocity.
For two days they kept on in an eastward direction, against wintry blasts and occasional snow storms.
Sheldon happened to be looking in his direction at the moment he came into view, peering quickly up and down the avenue before he stepped into the open.
though you do not recognize) a Fourth Dimension, which is not colour nor brightness nor anything of the kind, but a true Dimension, although I cannot point out to you its direction, nor can you possibly measure it.
That movement from the Nizhni to the Ryazan, Tula, and Kaluga roads was so natural that even the Russian marauders moved in that direction, and demands were sent from Petersburg for Kutuzov to take his army that way.
Oh, that's all right, that's all right, give us a rest; never mind about the direction, HANG the direction -- I beg pardon, I beg a thousand pardons, I am not well to-day; pay no attention when I soliloquize, it is an old habit, an old, bad habit, and hard to get rid of when one's digestion is all disordered with eating food that was raised forever and ever before he was born; good land
I cannot tell you in what direction it stretched even if you would care to know, for all the while that I was within Pellucidar I never discovered any but local methods of indicating direction--there is no north, no south, no east, no west.
My first concern was to discover where within Pel-lucidar I might be--and in what direction lay the land of the Sarians where Ghak the Hairy One ruled.
This power ought to be coextensive with all the possible combinations of such circumstances; and ought to be under the direction of the same councils which are appointed to preside over the common defense.
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