NOUN
  1. a message that departs from the main subject
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  • Iste tamen tyro superveniens finaliter illaesus exivit; et dehinc multo tempore Boreas quievit, nec ibidem fuit, ut supra, cateranorum excursus. The Fair Maid of Perth
  • This volume also includes Moloney's excursus on theories of Johannine community history.
  • Very interesting to the anthropological student is this excursus of Hasan, who after all manner of hardships and horrors and risking his life to recover his wife and children, breaks out into song on the subject of her privities. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • In lieu of that volume, he has presented excursuses on reflexivity in most of the half-dozen books he has published.
  • This book, together with a paper entitled The Relation of Sense-Data to Physics published in the same year, represents an excursus by Russell into something like phenomenalism.
  • Book 2 takes the form of a massive excursus on the geography, customs, and history of Egypt, which was the next target of Persian expansionism, under Cyrus' son and successor, Cambyses.
  • On this last problem he supplies a long philosophical excursus, summarising contemporary Western arguments as well as notions in Nyaya philosophy.
  • M. Cosquin, in his "Contes populaires de Lorraine," the storehouse of "storiology," has elaborate excursuses in this class of tales attached to his Nos.x. and xx. Celtic Fairy Tales
  • If this is so, far from sidelining the importance of the moral environment, the excursus through determinism will catapult it to the head of the agenda.
  • By way of cautionary note, I turn to a brief excursus on the work of Norman O. Brown, whom I have deliberately chosen as a representative figure from an earlier era, through which my generation lived, but an era which is now past.
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