[ US /daɪˈɡɹɛʃən/ ]
[ UK /da‍ɪɡɹˈɛʃən/ ]
  1. a message that departs from the main subject
  2. wandering from the main path of a journey
  3. a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    a digression into irrelevant details
    a diversion from the main highway
    a deflection from his goal
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How To Use digression In A Sentence

  • Even the digression up to Cajamarca now seemed in retrospect more like an adventure than something to send shivers down the spine.
  • But all this is what they call a digression; it has nothing to do with the dragon's teeth I am now narrating. The Wouldbegoods
  • Considered in themselves, in their style and sentiment, the little digressions, the long conversations, the carefully wrought side-scenes are so rich in a certain tender religious wisdom, yet crisp and piquant withal, and so full of living thought on the great questions of the day, that we dwell in them with enjoyment, though with a compunctious half-consciousness that they ought not to be there. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866
  • But both have such an affinity in the wordish consideration, that I think this digression will make my meaning receive the fuller understanding: —which is not to take upon me to teach poets how they should do, but only, finding myself sick among the rest, to show some one or two spots of the common infection grown among the most part of writers; that, acknowledging ourselves somewhat awry, we may bend to the right use both of matter and manner: whereto our language giveth us great occasion, being, indeed, capable of any excellent exercising of it. The Defense of Poesy
  • To return from this digression, we were about to say, that these are the sort of people whom you see talking, and attitudinising, outside the stage – doors of our minor theatres. Sketches by Boz
  • If it was Greek, it would be poleis," he says, ending the digression. London's Mayor Issues a Challenge to Gordon Brown
  • She's way too excited to tell you about EVERYTHING, and often goes off on wild tangents and digressions just to get out a pretty straightforward tale.
  • Anyway, after that little digression, I am pleased to report that we had a deluge of rain here yesterday.
  • Another digression - the terrifying industrial mulcher. Crap Piles and Wabi-Sabi
  • Anyhow, digressions aside, this guy was completely incapable of performing his job with any degree of skill.
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