gist

Part of speech: noun

The main point; substance.

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Usage examples "gist":

  1. But I've told you the gist of it." - "The Come Back", Carolyn Wells.
  2. This seems to be the gist of Khalid's gospel. - "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.
  3. I have had occasion to notice that, as a general rule, when I find myself finding fault with a man in this fashion- this vague, eager fashion- the gist of it is that I merely want him to be some one else. - "The Lost Art of Reading", Gerald Stanley Lee.