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  • v  lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    She always digresses when telling a story
    Don't digress when you give a lecture
  • v  wander from a direct or straight course

  • Whenever asked a direct question, the politicians always digress and never give a straight answer.
  • 'I will not be provoked nor will I digress,' said the human rights activist when she was heckled by the partisan crowd.
  • The lawyer tried his best to digress and mislead the court, but the court remained absolutely focused on the issue.
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  • Why Own Expensive Equipment When You Can Lease It?
    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.
    June 12, 2013 - Manufacturing.net

  • Hortense Calisher in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Mark Sanford in New York Daily News
    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...
  • Tim Floyd in Los Angeles Times
    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."

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