Mrs. Kennedy, interpreting the gist of the exchange, signaled to White that Camelot must be kept in the text.
One niece of a victim wrote her a letter, the gist of which was, “Lois Robison, shut up,” she said.
But, in short, the gist of this argument is: Afghanistan's a loser.
"I wonder what the lie will be this time," was the gist of my thoughts.
Now, Smith, you've given me the gist of the matter, haven't you?
The gist of that information was that the owner of the house was a lame gentleman who sometimes went out in a bath chair.
And this was the gist of most of the expressed sentiments which came to him.
At gist's plantation, about thirteen miles off, he met Gage and his scanty force escorting Braddock and his wounded officers.
In pamphlet form the gist of it started upon the rounds of Europe.
It has been rather a long story to tell, and full of platitudes, but the gist of it is by this time clear.
1711, "the real point" (of a law case, etc.), from Anglo-French legalese phrases, e.g. cest action gist "this action lies," meaning "this case is sustainable by law," from Old French gist en "it consists in, it lies in" (third person singular present indicative of gésir "to lie"), from Latin iacet "it lies," from iacere "to lie, rest," related to iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Extended sense of "essence" first recorded 1823.