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synonyms for digress

  • meander
  • aberrate
  • depart
  • divagate
  • drift
  • ramble
  • roam
  • swerve
  • veer
  • wander
  • be diffuse
  • beat about the bush
  • circumlocute
  • excurse
  • get off the point
  • get off the subject
  • get sidetracked
  • go by way of
  • go off on a tangent
  • long way
  • turn aside
  • wander away
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antonyms for digress

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How to use digress in a sentence

Do not digress; tell one story at a time; let no incident into your story which cannot answer the question, “Why are you here?”
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
I will digress a bit and explain how these stone-quarries were discovered.
TEN BOOKS ON ARCHITECTUREVITRUVIUS
While we are on that subject, just to digress for a moment, what was his attitude toward riding in open cars?
WARREN COMMISSION (7 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. VII (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
Let me now, however, turn to my tale, from which it is my intention in future to digress as seldom as possible.
SIR JASPER CAREWCHARLES JAMES LEVER
It may be of interest to digress here briefly in order to speak of these little known though common forms of life.
MOUNT RAINIERVARIOUS
Perhaps we should digress for a moment to say that there are chemically a number of sugars.
PHYSIOLOGYERNEST G. MARTIN
All you speak, sir, I hear as oracles; nor will digress From your directions.
THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGERPHILIP MASSINGER
It may be proper to digress for a moment and see if it will.
HOW TO GET STRONG AND HOW TO STAY SOWILLIAM BLAIKIE
I must here digress to speak of some other work that my sister did during the time she lived in Aldershot.
JULIANA HORATIA EWING AND HER BOOKSHORATIA K. F. EDEN
Although these remarks arose naturally out of our subject, we must not digress too far.
DRESS AS A FINE ARTMARY PHILADELPHIA MERRIFIELD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DIGRESS

  • abandon
  • cast
  • desert
  • deviate
  • differ
  • digress
  • disagree
  • discard
  • dissent
  • excurse
  • forsake
  • ramble
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • stray
  • swerve
  • turn aside
  • vary
  • veer
  • wander
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