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Sample sentences for the GRE study word gist

gist can be used as a noun

1.The gist of histories and statistics as far back as the record. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.Carter about it," she added, and told him the gist of her letter. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
3.Listen as he would, Tommy could only catch a word here and there but the gist of it seemed to be some directions or orders which the big man was impressing on his companion, and with which the latter seemed from time to time to disagree. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
4.She paused as if she felt it indecorous to speak of her pregnancy before Pierre, though the gist of the matter lay in that. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5.He remembered how carefully and at what length everything relating to form and procedure was discussed at those meetings, and how sedulously and promptly all that related to the gist of the business was evaded. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6.Mr Bloom thoroughly acquiesced in the general gist of this though the mystical finesse involved was a bit out of his sublunary depth still he felt bound to enter a demurrer on the head of simple, promptly rejoinin. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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