due east

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Noun1.due east - the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degreesdue east - the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
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But the principal failing occurred in the sailing, And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed, Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East, That the ship would not travel due West!
I discovered nothing all that day; but upon the next, about three in the afternoon, when I had by my computation made twenty-four leagues from Blefuscu, I descried a sail steering to the south-east; my course was due east. I hailed her, but could get no answer; yet I found I gained upon her, for the wind slackened.
I tried and found by experiment that the tide kept sweeping us westward until I had laid her head due east, or just about right angles to the way we ought to go.
The business-like air with which two of them will join hands and proceed due east at a break-neck toddle, while an excitable big sister is roaring for them to follow her in a westerly direction, is most amusing--except, perhaps, for the big sister.
Having collected a considerable quantity of beaver skins, they made them into packs, loaded their horses, and steered two hundred miles due east. Here they came upon an encampment of sixty lodges of Arapahays, an outlawed band of the Arrapahoes, and notorious robbers.
At the end of this march I came to an opening where the country seemed to descend to the west; and a little spring of fresh water, which issued out of the side of the hill by me, ran the other way, that is, due east; and the country appeared so fresh, so green, so flourishing, everything being in a constant verdure or flourish of spring that it looked like a planted garden.
All this time we were drifting almost due east. The work upon the engines had progressed to such an extent that within a few hours we might expect to be able to proceed under our own power westward in the direction of Pan-American waters.
So when they took up their march it was in the direction of the south, though his own ranch lay almost due east.
The undulations appeared to my companion and myself to come from due east, whilst others thought they proceeded from south-west: this shows how difficult it sometimes is to perceive the directions of the vibrations.
There was a full moon, and by eight o'clock the land was due east and two miles away.
From there, the powerful twister continued due east where it destroyed The Marion Truck Plaza, the Marion Ford dealership, Marion Plaza, Town and Country Village Shopping Center, Westmore Plaza and Shawnee Village Apartments.
The epicenter of the temblor was 40.9 kilometers due east of New Taipei City Hall at a depth of 132.5 kilometers, based on CWB data.