Example sentences for: direct-dial

How can you use “direct-dial” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • (Most presidents placed all their calls through the White House operators, who kept a record of each one; the Clintons installed a direct-dial line in the private quarters.)

  • A modern American family at the 12 th percentile (that is, right at the poverty line) surely has a flushing toilet, a working shower, and a telephone with direct-dial long-distance service; probably has a color television; and may well even have a car.

  • Easy-to-maintain kitchens, direct-dial long-distance telephone service, and a machine that made change from a greenback were among the big hits.

  • (My personal guess is that the hidden improvements are less important than they were in the 1950s and 1960s: For example, direct-dial long-distance calling and television made more real difference to our lives than the Internet and DVD.)

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