indirectness :

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  • n  having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal

  • The normal assumption about such indirectness would be that the group is hiding something, and filthy lucre is a staple of the Opus myth.
  • Royall Tyler's new translation (Viking; 1,174 pages) is a genuine labor of love, and makes a special virtue of attending to a certain ceremonial indirectness in the way the .
  • His indirectness and liking for allusion coexist with something akin to physical rage: the body parts in his paintings speak of dismemberment, not mere anatomy.

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