indirectly


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in·di·rect

 (ĭn′dĭ-rĕkt′, -dī-)
adj.
1. Diverging from a direct course; roundabout.
2.
a. Not proceeding straight to the point or object.
b. Not forthright and candid; devious.
3. Not directly planned for; secondary: indirect benefits.
4. Reporting the exact or approximate words of another with such changes as are necessary to bring the original statement into grammatical conformity with the sentence in which it is included: indirect discourse.
5. Logic Involving, relating to, or being the proof of a statement by the demonstration of the impossibility or absurdity of the statement's negation.
6. Sports Being an indirect free kick.

in′di·rect′ly adv.
in′di·rect′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.indirectly - not in a forthright manner; "he answered very indirectly"
flat, straight, directly - in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; "he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay"

indirectly

adverb
1. by implication, in a roundabout way, circumlocutorily Drugs are indirectly responsible for the violence.
2. obliquely, in a roundabout way, evasively, not in so many words, circuitously, periphrastically He referred indirectly to the territorial dispute.
3. second-hand, on the grapevine (informal) He'd heard, indirectly, that I was a major opponent of their plan.
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indirectly

[ˌɪndɪˈrektlɪ] ADV [cause, refer to] → indirectamente; [answer] → con evasivas, evasivamente
to be indirectly responsible for sthser el responsable indirecto de algo

indirectly

[ˌɪndaɪˈrɛktli ˌɪndəˈrɛktli] adv
[refer] → indirectement
to be indirectly responsible for sth → être indirectement responsable de qchindirect object n (GRAMMAR)complément m d'objet indirectindirect question n (mainly British) (GRAMMAR)question f indirecteindirect speech n (mainly British) (GRAMMAR)discours m indirectindirect tax nimpôt m indirectindirect taxation nimposition f indirecte

indirectly

advindirekt

indirectly

[ˌɪndɪˈrɛktlɪ] advindirettamente
References in classic literature ?
That is to say, they take their meals in the captain's cabin, and sleep in a place indirectly communicating with it.
I think that all this indirectly proceeds from the helpless perplexity of volition, in which their divided and diametrically opposite powers of vision must involve them.
It employed thirty thousand men; it suppported directly two hundred and fifty thousand people in its neighborhood, and indirectly it supported half a million.
I have heard some of my townsmen say, "I should like to have them order me out to help put down an insurrection of the slaves, or to march to Mexico--see if I would go"; and yet these very men have each, directly by their allegiance, and so indirectly, at least, by their money, furnished a substitute.
Does there exist in every human being, beneath that outward and visible character which is shaped into form by the social influences surrounding us, an inward, invisible disposition, which is part of ourselves, which education may indirectly modify, but can never hope to change?
Am I right in so understanding what you have told me, as that he never referred to her, directly or indirectly, in any way?
No inventor who preceded Bell did more, in the invention of the telephone, than to help Bell indirectly, in the same way that Fra Mauro and Toscanelli helped in the discovery of America by making the map and chart that were used by Columbus.
I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery where it exists.
If we resort for a criterion to the different principles on which different forms of government are established, we may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behavior.
Hence, after fruitless attempts to suppress such investigations indirectly by making them liable to a heavy tax, the Legislature, in comparatively recent times, absolutely prohibited them.
This gave him a high station in his own esteem, and thus contributed indirectly to his better behaviour; for he was scrupulous as well as high-spirited, and prided himself on nothing more than on a just submission.
If I were a father and had a daughter, I believe I should love my daughter more than my sons, really," I began indirectly, as though talking of something else, to distract her attention.