jist vs gist

jist gist


  • 1) law, dated The essential ground for action in a suit, without which there is no cause of action.
  • 2) obsolete Resting place (especially of animals), lodging.
  • 3) The most essential part; the main idea or substance (of a longer or more complicated matter).
  • 4) The central idea; the essence. synonym: substance.
  • 5) Law The grounds for action in a suit.
  • 6) The main point, as of a question; the point on which an action rests; the pith of a matter.
  • 7) obsolete A resting place.
  • 8) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  • 9) A lodging-place; a place of rest or halt in traveling.
  • 10) A beam: same as joist.
  • 11) The point on which an action rests; the substance or pith of a matter; the main point: as, the gist of an argument.
  • 12) A resting-place; a couch.
  • 13) To summarize, to extract and present the most important parts of.
  • 14) An aphetic form of agist (which see).


  • 1) Anyway, you get the gist.
  • 2) They didn't get the gist, but they like the song.
  • 3) And the gist of his message will be?
  • 4) They just need to be run a little bit better is the gist of his argument.
  • 5) The visitor soon gets the gist.
  • 6) They'd get the gist pretty quickly.
  • 7) Do you feel others are not getting the gist of what you're saying?
  • 8) So I am always very keen to get the gist!
  • 9) We are as one, uni... you get my gist.
  • 10) There's no dialogue, but we get the gist.
  • 11) He doesn't have to write exactly what it says in the dictionary, just the general gist.
  • 12) The basic gist is that, if you want something, ask the universe and it will deliver.
  • 13) THE basic gist of this is to kill a room of enemies as quickly as possible, over and over again.
  • 14) The gist of his argument was'you see other teams do it and we need to do it as well'.
  • 15) We get a steady trickle of critical letters whose general gist is'Why did you write that, when you could have written this?
  • 16) The gist of the story is valid, and the argument one I support.
  • 17) You get the gist of what I'm saying.
  • 18) With the iPad app, the gist is the same -- free music based on your tastes.
  • 19) I very strongly doubt I quoted him 100 per cent correctly, but the gist is there.
  • 20) Substitute that loaded word "poor" and add something of your own choosing because all the characters in Darkmans are rich in many other ways but the gist is the same.
  • 21) To be fair, the main gist of the matter was how to learn to become a best-selling author and, to be candid, make money.
  • 22) The gist is that Microsoft purchased a start up company that specializes in motion control.
  • 23) The letter will have full details but basically the gist is that there ` ll be a per Gigabyte overage charge dependent on plan with a maximum charge, for example here ` s the residential packages and overages,
  • 24) ‘The minutiae of meetings remains private, but the general gist is that it was a problem and it has been addressed.’
  • 25) ‘The general gist of the plots are all protagonists love and lose out.’
  • 26) ‘I can remember the general gist of them, but nothing specific.’
  • 27) ‘The student retains the information while he/she distills a main idea from the gist of the text.’
  • 28) ‘The script was totally written, every line was there, but he just wanted us to get a general gist of the scene.’
  • 29) ‘I didn't completely understand all they'd just said, but I thought I had the general gist of it.’
  • 30) ‘I did not catch the whole gist of his speech, but I assume that he is forcing us, or compelling us by vote, to sit on Fridays.’
  • 31) ‘Faint voices floated to him and he caught the general gist of the conversation.’
  • 32) ‘You really have to read the whole thing to get the gist of his message.’
  • 33) ‘Ring us and make some easy money, was the gist of the message.’
  • 34) ‘The gist of his presentation was how important a good education and critical thinking are.’
  • 35) ‘In general, no one wrote anything that strongly contradicted the gist of the review.’
  • 36) ‘The gist of everything is correct, but I just don't talk like that.’
  • 37) ‘It seems he just cannot grasp the gist of the game.’
  • 38) ‘The gist is that they feel the choice and range of goods has gone down and prices have gone up.’
  • 39) ‘It was all in German though, so I couldn't give you the gist of it.’
  • 40) ‘The gist of this whining is that there's something wrong with the voters.’
  • 41) ‘Peter spoke a few words with him, then told us the gist of the exchange.’
  • 42) ‘There is more - much more - in a similar vein but you get the gist.’
  • 43) ‘That, of course, was the gist of the original sales pitch.’
  • 44) ‘The gist of the tort of unlawful interference is the intentional infliction of economic harm.’
  • 45) ‘Where damage is the gist of the action, as in negligence, the claimant must prove actual loss.’
  • 46) ‘The substance of the libel is true: the question is whether what is stated inaccurately is of the gist of the libel.’
  • 47) ‘But as I understand the law, the gist of the action of false imprisonment is the mere imprisonment.’
  • 48) ‘Your Honour, we would submit that the gist of the problem is what the award requires the employer to do.’

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