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gist
used in The Brothers Karamazov

2 uses
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Definition
the main point(s) of a more detailed matter

or:

law:  the grounds for a legal action
  • That is the gist of my article.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (49% in)
  • We will not reproduce his speech word for word, but will only summarize the gist of it.
    Book 8 — Mitya (9% in)

There are no more uses of "gist" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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