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  • n. Plural form of divagation.


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  • But "West of Here" is so sprightly and enthusiastic that you don't mind its divagations.

    First the Settlers, Then the Settled

  • Both illustrate this dilemma by hilariously interrupting the narrative in progress through seemingly endless diversions and divagations.

    Experimental Fiction

  • I have something in common with shopping malls: I always would be honored to be the subject of Allen Bramhall's divagations.


  • Howell's divagations provide an interesting smorgasbord when it comes to food for thought.

    Ms. Monroe's Grocery Lists (but Not a Lot Concerning Lips Her Lips Have Kissed)

  • What Akbar longs for is the exotic West: which comes to him in the guise of the yellow-haired Mogor dell'Amore with a tale to tell so tangled ( "This was his way: to move toward his goal indirectly, with many detours and divagations") that it will require hundreds of pages of Rushdie's challenging prose.

    In the Emperor's Dream House

  • Her brother lent himself with malicious good-humor to the divagations of her rather eccentric wanderings.

    The Ball at Sceaux

  • Precision in these things leads to countless false trails and metaphysical divagations.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • It was the rule in these days to see gentlemen unsteady after dinner, yet Nance was both surprised and amused when her companion, who had spoken so soberly, began to stumble and waver by her side with the most airy divagations.

    Lay Morals

  • Nowadays, when we admit this personal element into our divagations we are apt to stir up uncomfortable and sorrowful memories, and remind ourselves sharply of old wounds.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • Yet, despite the many divagations and the pervading preachy tone of the text, there was a definite philosophical message that Jacobi was conveying.

    Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi


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