directly (adv.)
straightforwardly, rightly, without evasion
Cor IV.v.192[First Servingman to Second Servingman, of Coriolanus and Aufidius] He was too hard for him, directly to say the truth on't [or: with comma after 'directly'; in face-to-face encounter]
Cym III.v.114[Cloten to Pisanio] what villainy soe'er I bid thee do, to perform it, directly and truly, I would think thee an honest man
JC I.i.12[Marullus to Cobbler] Answer me directly
JC III.iii.9[Second Plebeian to Cinna] Answer every man directly [pun: 20]
Oth IV.ii.208[Iago to Roderigo] I have dealt most directly in thy affair
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