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  • n  the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  • n  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    the gist of the prosecutor's argument

  • It's a crafts-only marketplace oozing with personality imagine if Martha Stewart were reincarnated as Ani DiFranco and you get the gist.
  • The gist of the cases is that the drug combination is unnecessarily complicated, using three chemicals when one would do, and that when this procedure is administered by .
  • That's the gist of the official von Braun biography posted on the web site of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, where under the directorship of von Braun, the mighty Saturn 5 .
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  • Gist's contract renewed for 2 years
    Gist's contract renewed for 2 years Gist accepted the contract Thursday night following a 7-3 vote by the state's Board of Education at its meeting at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick. Gist has been criticized by some public school teachers for her support of using a standardized test to determine whether high school students are ready to graduate.
    June 7, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
  • Gist highest paid ed. commish in region
    R.I. Education Commissioner Deborah Gist was already the highest paid state education official in New England even before the Board of Education voted to extend her contract – which includes a 2% annual raise – by two years Thursday.
    June 7, 2013 - WPRI Providence
  • Gist's contract renewed
    WARWICK – Education Commissioner Deborah Gist, who made herself a lightning rod in the politically and emotionally charged issue of education reform, won a two-year renewal of her contract from the new Board of Education after meeting behind closed doors for more than two hours Thursday. The renewal came with two 2-percent increases in her base salary of just over $190,000, one immediately and ...
    June 7, 2013 - The Woonsocket Call

  • Zeng Peiyan in Environment News Service
    Collecting data of various pollution sources will be an important basis for environmental protection, a crucial gist for optimizing economic structure and an important step toward an environment-friendly society,said Chinese Vice Premier Zeng...
  • Chad Pennington in USA Today
    I only needed to see a little bit of it to see what we're up against,Pennington said Wednesday. "I didn't want to sit there and watch the rest of it. I got the gist of what was going on."
  • Thad Matta in ESPN
    The gist of what I was trying to get them to understand was to stay together during difficult times,Matta said about his postgame talk to his players. "Five guys together."

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