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 Meanings and Examples of GIST
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gist
 n.  most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; central idea
Classic Sentence:
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.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I
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.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: IX
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.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII
4  he spoke this last word with particular emphasis as if in it lay the gist of the matter.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX
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.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XVIII
6  The gist of this strange communication gave Lily a distinct thrill of pleasure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
Example Sentence:
1  The gist of his argument is that full employment is impossible.
2  It is difficult to convey the gist of Reich's ideas simply.
3  The legends vary in detail but the gist is the same.