Indeed they reminded me in indirectness of a reply that a Shropshire gentleman assured me he once received from a villager.
But the question is one of directness or indirectness of aim.
The reader may even be annoyed and baffled by my indirectness and unwillingness to be specific.
These beliefs with their correlative ceremonies have a further resemblance to play in the indirectness of their utility.
The tilting of the head a little to one side suggests a habit of indirectness and a tendency to "stall."
The indirectness of a rite makes it more mysterious and magical, and that is a recommendation.
Miriam benignly gazed—it was the perfection of indirectness.
Full explanations do not remove from some important transactions in his political life an impression of indirectness.
Compare his expressiveness, the expressiveness of his indirectness with that of constatation.
A forger would not thus, by the indirectness of his claim, have deprived himself of the benefits of his forgery.