Definition of Indirect expression
1. Noun. An indirect way of expressing something.
Generic synonyms: Equivocation, Evasion
Derivative terms: Circumlocutious
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Literary usage of Indirect expression
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1. The Art of Discourse: A System of Rhetoric, Adapted for Use in Colleges and by Henry Noble Day (1872)
"In the indirect expression of passion, the speaker, instead of giving vent to ... In this indirect expression of feeling, the power of imagination is called ..."
2. Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious by Sigmund Freud (1917)
"I have sometimes called allusion " indirect expression," and now recognize that the different kinds of allusion with representation through the opposite, ..."
3. British Petrography: With Special Reference to the Igneous Rocks by Jethro Justinian Harms Teall (1888)
"In precisely the same way facts with regard to origin, mode of occurrence and even geographical distribution may receive indirect expression in ..."
4. The British Critic, and Quarterly Theological Review by John Henry Newman, James Shergold Boone (1838)
"And the fact seems to be sufficiently accounted for, if we suppose the poetry to consist in the indirect expression of overpower. ing, but impeded feelings ..."
5. A First Latin Book by William Gardner Hale (1907)
"Thus in "I think (or know, or believe) him to be honest," the words " him to be honest" are an indirect expression of the thought, "he is honest. ..."
6. Poetry and Dreams by Frederick Clarke Prescott (1912)
"Some parts of it, dealing with the nature of the poet's indirect expression, with the function of metre, and with the kinds of poetry, will be noticed later ..."
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