American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To wander or drift about.
- v. To ramble; digress.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wander about, as from place to place or from subject to subject; stray; digress.
- v. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
- From Latin dis- ("in different direction") + vagatus, past participle of vago ("wander, ramble") (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin dīvagārī, dīvagāt- : Latin dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + Latin vagārī, to wander (from vagus, wandering). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Thence to the "40 Years of GenCon: The Attendees" panel, at which Robin asked me to divagate, in my role as comparative smellologist, on the smells of Milwaukee vs.”
“Allow me to briefly divagate here on the nonexistence of abortion as an option in Knocked Up.”
“But when they had sat down, Julius was little inclined to divagate into an account of his travels.”
“So does a child's balloon divagate upon the currents of the air, and touch and slide off again from every obstacle.”
“It would be of interest to divagate from literature to politics and inquire to what extent Romanticism is incorporate in Imperialism; to inquire to what extent Romanticism has possessed the imagination of Imperialists, and to what extent it was made use of by Disraeli.”
“So does a child's balloon divagate upon the currents of the air, and touch, and slide off again from every obstacle.”
“But I divagate (I perceive in a thousand ways that I grow old).”
“Sub-divagate" would be more appropriate since by most definitions, a Diva must actually have a modicum of fame or talent.”
“My rationale for preparing so detailed a schema rests on (a) my proclivity to divagate and lose focus, (2) the high valuation I put on transitions and continuity, and (iii) the importance of strong, clear, explicit thesis sentences for an audience to orient itself.”
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