Origin of divagate
OTHER WORDS FROM divagatedi·va·ga·tion, noun
How to use divagate in a sentence
The expansion of criticism in the same thirty years was not a whit less marked than the vast divagation of the novel.
He had an unconquerable and sometimes very irritating habit of digression, of divagation, of aside.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)|George Saintsbury
They are not very easy to select from, for their author's singular tendency to divagation affects them.A Letter Book|George Saintsbury
Yet it is this very divagation that is called reason, wisdom, morality.Philosophic Nights In Paris|Remy De Gourmont
In his finest passages, as in his most trivial, he is at the mercy of the will-o'-the-wisp of divagation.Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860|George Saintsbury