What does the word digress mean?

Usage examples for digress

  1. But I fear now that I am too deeply embarked upon the love- affairs of another to have the leisure to digress into my own adventures. – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  2. " Excuse me," says I, drawing breath, " if I sometimes digress, and turn down a Scripture path in search of scientific truth or illustration. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  3. And, to digress slightly, I would recommend the study of Arabic and Spanish to those feeling a similar need; they do not meet all requirements of forcible expression, but they add some wonderful flights of imagination to the more practical English expletives. – In the Time That Was by James Frederic Thorne