Definition of Indirect request

1. Noun. An expression of some desire or inclination. "His crying was an indirect request for attention"

Exact synonyms: Wish
Generic synonyms: Asking, Request
Derivative terms: Wish, Wish, Wish



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indirect Request

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indirect request (current term)
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Literary usage of Indirect request

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1. Preparatory Latin Composition by Frank Prescott Moulton, William Coe Collar (1904)
"An indirect request is a subordinate clause representing a command or exhortation, as: Militibus Caesar mandavit ut proelium ..."

2. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"I could not—I own I could not— continue a correspondence in which every acknowledgment for past favours might be considered as an indirect request ..."

3. Poetry and the Individual: An Analysis of the Imaginative Life in Relation by Washington Irving, Hartley Burr Alexander, Walter Scott (1849)
"I could not—I own I could not—continue a correspondence in which every acknowledgment for past favors might be considered as an indirect request for future ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1836)
"I could not—I own I could not—continue a correspondence; for every acknowledgment for past favours might be considered as an indirect request for future ..."

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