What is gist?

  • (noun): The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
    Synonyms: effect, essence, burden, core
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Some articles on gist:

Battle Of The Combahee River - Background
... of infantry and cavalry under the command of General Mordecai Gist of Maryland to oppose such forays ... Greene learned of these movements, he sent Gist's force to the Combahee to oppose Brereton's movements ... Gist arrived at the north bank of the river on the 25th, but Brereton had already arrived and taken control of the ferry ...
Gist - People
... Carole Gist, first African American woman to win the Miss USA title Christopher Gist (1706–1759), one of the first white explorers of the Ohio Country in what ... Representative from South Carolina Mordecai Gist (1743–1792), member of a prominent Maryland family who became a general in command of the Maryland Line in ...
Mordecai Gist - After War
... After the war, Gist relocated to plantation near Charleston, South Carolina ... Michael's Churchyard, next to his son, States Gist, and daughter Susannah Gist ... Mordecai Gist was distantly related to States Rights Gist, a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War who died of wounds received while leading his ...
Carole Gist
... Carole Anne-Marie Gist (born May 8, 1969) was the first African American woman to win the Miss USA title ... Gist first won the title of Miss Michigan USA and went on to win the Miss USA crown on March 2, 1990 in Wichita, Kansas ... World pageant, winning the title) and Karin Hartz of New Jersey making up with Gist the Top 6 finalists ...
Battle Of The Combahee River - Battle
... The British had anticipated Gist's maneuvers and had quietly drifted downriver ... Gist discovered the British departure at 4 am and immediately led 150 cavalry after Laurens ... Gist and the cavalry arrived in time to cover their retreat, but he was unable to recover the howitzer or dislodge the British from their position ...

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