- n. Plural form of digression.
“I think that last sentence with its circumlocutions and three parenthetical digressions is indicative of my distracted or distractible state of mind ...”
“There is a large cast of secondary characters in Metropolis, as well as many side stories and digressions from the main narrative, on topics such as street paving, sewer building, underwater caisson excavation, women's health and bacteriology.”
“This, it is hoped, will excuse certain short digressions which are sometimes inserted, and which the laws of correct writing allow when not too long, frequent, or foreign, when they have a natural connection with the subject, and when the want of regularity is compensated by greater perspicuity and utility.”
“Every one of these embarrassing digressions from a pure focus on gun rights drives away more and more people who don’t agree with the position being pandered to.”
“I do agree that the digressions were a lot of fun – there must be a way to make those digressions literary somehow.”
“Actually, this blog post should probably have been called digressions, since I seem to have written next to nothing about bluffing.”
“His so-called digressions have always some cogent reason in them; they are his means of including in the panorama a scene essential to its completeness.”
“After many turnings (alias digressions), to say nothing of downright overthrows, stops, and delays, we have arrived in three weeks at Toulouse, and are now settled in our houses with servants, &c., about us, and look as composed as if we had been here seven years.”
“Oh, I remember, at chapel: it must be acknowledged my digressions are a little Pindaric.”
“However, regarding the judicial decision to look away from the "digressions" of Mr. Mosley, squeaky clean standards should be imposed with the same rigor as within a family.”
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