from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In an indirect manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an direct manner; not in a straight line or course; not in express terms; obliquely; not by direct means; hence, unfairly; wrongly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an indirect manner; not in a straight line or course; not expressly; not by direct or straightforward means.
- Unfairly; crookedly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. not in a forthright manner
But what if English borrowed the Chinese term indirectly, via Korean?
I got a six-figure advance, and picked a title indirectly suggested by my legion of accidental collaborators: "Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey-Brain!"
Attacking any member directly or indirectly is a violation of the House rules and a violation of the rules to attack the President directly.
The indirectly is what I think is applicable, I can consider any group that is remotely affiliated with ACORN can be restricted; however, I agree with the possibility that this is why it passed so easy and the NOTACORN lawyers will argue this has nothing to do with their organization.
Regardless of one's view about sexual ethics, family values, or same-sex marriage, I believe that encouraging or contributing to violence against LGBT people, either directly or indirectly, is the true sin against nature and creation.
What I mean by indirectly is intentionally hiring a contractor who -- for the specific purpose of hiring an illegal immigrant ...
You may have noticed that there is an enormous amount of information available that comes directly or indirectly from the U.S. military or CIA documents.
The elected representatives get their money indirectly from the profits generated by the special interest groups with business interests involving the labor of illegal aliens.
Slappy, are you saying that Palin indirectly got teabagged by a moose?
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published last week, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said that the idea was "actually relayed to us indirectly from the Chinese government."