1 That the foregoing represents pretty much the gist of Chichikov's reflections as he stood watching the company I will not attempt to deny.
2 I knew that she would perhaps be muddled and not take it all in exactly, but I knew, too, that she would grasp the gist of it, very well indeed.
3 She paused as if she felt it indecorous to speak of her pregnancy before Pierre, though the gist of the matter lay in that.
4 he spoke this last word with particular emphasis as if in it lay the gist of the matter.
5 He remembered how carefully and at what length everything relating to form and procedure was discussed at those meetings, and how sedulously and promptly all that related to the gist of the business was evaded.
6 The gist of this strange communication gave Lily a distinct thrill of pleasure.