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  • not as a direct effect or consequence
    • indirect benefits
    • an indirect advantage
  • extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action
    • making indirect but legitimate inquiries
    • an indirect insult
    • doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind
    • though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest
    • known as a shady indirect fellow
  • descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
    • cousins are collateral relatives
    • an indirect descendant of the Stuarts
  • not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing
  • having intervening factors or persons or influences
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
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