Origin of excursive
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This may be a typographic error for either exclusive or excursive.The Key to Yesterday
Charles Neville Buck
This hint, here thrown out as an additional argument for the excursive theory, will fall to be developed later on.
Another most important corollary of this excursive theory must just be mentioned here.
How much of consciousness, if any, may be felt at the point where the excursive phantasm is seen, we cannot say.
The great English writers have written with a free hand, prolific, excursive, diffuse.Emerson and Other Essays
John Jay Chapman
- tending to digress
- involving detours; rambling
C17: from Latin excursus, from excurrere to run forth
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