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True, the landlord could not by any hint or indirection discover from whence his midnight visitor came.
Of course it was done honestly; nobody suspects the Mayor of Boston of double-dealing, of intrigue, or of any indirection!
"It is not impossible that I shall want them myself," responded Bean, unconsciously adopting the Tully indirection.
BUNKER BEANHARRY LEON WILSON
All direct approaches failing, at last he tried indirection.
TRUE DETECTIVE STORIESCLEVELAND MOFFETT
He refers to this second wife once by indirection, thus: "The children of Laura are no longer motherless."
Like thumb and index they formed a crescent, a threatening semicircle, reaching forward by indirection.
Certainly this was true of this particular old salt, and it was necessary to approach him by indirection.
WOVEN WITH THE SHIPCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
She liked to say to Gretchen things that were meant for other ears; there was novelty in the indirection.
She was very shy about telling of her early acquaintance with Whittier, and whatever I could learn was by indirection.
WHITTIER-LANDSAMUEL T. PICKARD
And if you will permit me—I do not impute indirection, of course—but your remark seems to require a footnote.
THE MARKET-PLACEHAROLD FREDERIC

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