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Yet within this general straightforwardness there is a singular eccentricity and indirectness in detail.

But the question is one of directness or indirectness of aim.

The TeacherGeorge Herbert Palmer

Wilberforce and Newman never cleared themselves of the suspicion of indirectness.

Then the woman, with a woman's curious subtlety and indirectness, reached a somewhat singular conclusion.

But the matter of directness and indirectness concerns the way the stimulus is reached, not the way in which it operates.

The slowness and indirectness of change throw light upon the supposed distinction of justice and mercy (see ante, p. 415).

EthicsJohn Dewey and James Hayden Tufts

Indirectness implies awareness of a shared reference-the gesture, the sound, the word-that is simultaneously shared experience.

The indirectness of a rite makes it more mysterious and magical, and that is a recommendation.

The reader may even be annoyed and baffled by my indirectness and unwillingness to be specific.

The Untroubled MindHerbert J. Hall

It was the first time that he had confronted the fact of the indirectness of a woman's movement towards her desire.

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