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OTHER WORDS FROM digressiondi·gres·sion·al, di·gres·sion·ar·y, adjective
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The early meandering — including bland pages on former pro turned tournament director James Blake and a curious digression on a 1964 Susan Sontag essay — reflects a lack of focus that is distinctly un-Serena like.
Even the rounder ones are prone to opaque digressions and have unconversational penchants for technical vocabulary.With ‘Double Blind,’ Edward St. Aubyn tasks himself with a formidable challenge|Charles Arrowsmith|June 11, 2021|Washington Post
While Frankel uses “Midnight Cowboy” to trace broader cultural trends, some digressions are extraneous.‘Midnight Cowboy’ was a masterpiece made of desperation|James Hirsch|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
Before we get to conservatives, permit me this brief methodological digression.Conservatives Are So Conservative They Think the Congressional GOP Are Moderate Squishes|Michael Tomasky|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A slight digression: those of you who watch HGTV may have noticed a lot of Canadian accents on the shows.Is Canada Having a Housing Bubble? And is It Popping?|Megan McArdle|January 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The point of this nostalgic digression involves the occasional real-world impact of media malfeasance.Blown Calls on Obamacare Verdict Remind Us That Media Errors Can Actually Change News|Michael Medved|July 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After that dizzying digression, she turns right back to her time in the state legislature again.Six Juiciest Bits From Michele Bachmann's New Book|David A. Graham|November 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
At one point, he justified the calls with a markedly unhelpful digression about the movie Dr. Strangelove.
Once he permitted himself a digression, that he might point a moral for the benefit of his servant.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
But this digression has taken me so far away from Penzance that I may as well close this chapter with it.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
Why, true; and a digression is often the cream of an article.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
"I am nearly well," returned Sylvia, surprised at the sudden digression.The Opened Shutters|Clara Louise Burnham
Having made this digression, I must now carry the reader back to Cocachacra.