digress

Part of speech: verb

To turn aside; deviate; wander.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", James Frederic Thorne.