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One niece of a victim wrote her a letter, the gist of which was, “Lois Robison, shut up,” she said.Wisconsin Spa Shooting Brings Back Painful Memories for the Moms of Mass Killers|Winston Ross|October 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But, in short, the gist of this argument is: Afghanistan's a loser.
These words sum up the gist of his international aims during the three following years.Woodrow Wilson and the World War|Charles Seymour
I had entirely forgotten the gist of our conversation before I left him; he had been thinking of nothing else.Witching Hill|E. W. Hornung
The gist of the Minority Report so far, at any rate, as the non-able-bodied are concerned may be put even more shortly.English Poor Law Policy|Sidney Webb
As to the gist of the letter itself, it was some time before he understood it.The Vicar of Bullhampton|Anthony Trollope
Those are not the words of her mind—only the gist of her thought.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan