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 Meanings and Examples of INDIRECT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  not direct in manner, language, behavior, or action
 a.  avoiding clearly mentioning or saying something
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Anything which may seem to have a bearing however indirect upon the case, and especially the relations between young Baskerville and his neighbours or any fresh particulars concerning the death of Sir Charles.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
2  Because it seemed to me to have an indirect bearing upon the mystery of Woodman's Lee.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
3  Probably those damp walls would soon have eased me of her charge: but to each villain his own vice; and mine is not a tendency to indirect assassination, even of what I most hate.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
4  Mrs. Trenor evidently assumed that Lily's growing intimacy with her husband was simply an indirect way of returning her own kindness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
5  Their threats were, however, mingled with some sort of indirect apology for the defeat of the two of them by a feeble madman.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
6  Thus the associations for the liberty of the press, for individual liberty, for the instruction of the people against indirect taxes.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
7  That is to say, they take their meals in the captain's cabin, and sleep in a place indirectly communicating with it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
8  Yet, in saying this, I do but indirectly burnish a little brighter the noble merit of the poem and the poet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
9  It is certain that the mouth indirectly communicates with the spouting canal; but it cannot be proved that this is for the purpose of discharging water through the spiracle.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
10  Hereby perhaps Stubb indirectly hinted, that though man loved his fellow, yet man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
11  It has before been hinted, perhaps, that every little untoward circumstance that befell him, and which indirectly sprang from his luckless mishap, almost invariably irritated or exasperated Ahab.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
12  It employed thirty thousand men; it supported directly two hundred and fifty thousand people in its neighborhood, and indirectly it supported half a million.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
13  He already showed that thought is a disease of flesh, and indirectly bore evidence that ideal physical beauty is incompatible with emotional development and a full recognition of the coil of things.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
14  An exposure would profit me indirectly to a considerable extent.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  It was indirectly due to Cody that Gatsby drank so little.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
Example Sentence:
1  Losing weight is an indirect result of smoking cigarettes.
2  There would be some benefit, however indirect, to the state.
3  The building collapsed as an indirect result of the heavy rain and storms.
4  Businesses are feeling the indirect effects from the recession that'sgoing on elsewhere.
5  The help that the government gives the industry amounts to an indirect subsidy.
6  The increase in indirect taxation is intended to neutralise the reduction in income tax.
7  Labor Party leaders have denounced the talk as an attempt by the right to escape indirect blame for the assassination.
8  The benefits from pure research are often indirect.
9  The new law will affect us all, directly or indirectly.
10  Perhaps I was indirectly responsible for the misunderstanding.
11  "Wild" may be a misnomer. The malicious starting of fires is as old as the human fascination with flame and many of the fires may be directly or indirectly caused by humans.