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Definition of "digressions" [digressions]

  • Plural form of digression. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "digressions" in a sentence
  • "I think that last sentence with its circumlocutions and three parenthetical digressions is indicative of my distracted or distractible state of mind ..."
  • "There is a large cast of secondary characters in Metropolis, as well as many side stories and digressions from the main narrative, on topics such as street paving, sewer building, underwater caisson excavation, women's health and bacteriology."
  • "This, it is hoped, will excuse certain short digressions which are sometimes inserted, and which the laws of correct writing allow when not too long, frequent, or foreign, when they have a natural connection with the subject, and when the want of regularity is compensated by greater perspicuity and utility."