digress digress  /daɪ ˈɡrɛs/


  1. (v) lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
  2. (v) wander from a direct or straight course

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  1. Whenever asked a direct question, the politicians always digress and never give a straight answer.
  2. 'I will not be provoked nor will I digress,' said the human rights activist when she was heckled by the partisan crowd.
  3. The lawyer tried his best to digress and mislead the court, but the court remained absolutely focused on the issue.


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    A new buzzword was recently thrown my way at the annual PTC Live conference in Anaheim. I’ve never been a big fan of buzzwords nor the concepts that they represent, as they are often watered-down or tainted versions of truly original ideas that have been bastardized by Corporate America. But, I digress.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Manufacturing.net


  1. "I do know that in the novel, I feel free to digress," Calisher told the Associated Press in 1998. "We had an old edition of Victor Hugo and you have no idea if you haven't read him recently how digressive Hugo is. He just feels he can...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Hortense Calisher Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Sanford wrote that, "I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I love the curve of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of...
    on Jun 29, 2009 By: Mark Sanford Source: New York Daily News

  3. "When you watch him in practice, he's terrific," Floyd said. "He has to come into a game and not allow the game to digress while he's in there. He has to at least hold the score where it is until our starters get back in."
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Tim Floyd Source: Los Angeles Times

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