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synonyms for digression

  • detour
  • footnote
  • apostrophe
  • aside
  • deflection
  • departure
  • difference
  • divagation
  • divergence
  • diversion
  • drifting
  • episode
  • excursion
  • excursus
  • incident
  • note
  • parenthesis
  • variation
  • wandering
  • discursion
  • obiter dictum
  • rambling
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antonyms for digression

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  • accord
  • agreement
  • sameness
  • similarity
  • directness
  • straightness
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How to use digression in a sentence

The early meandering — including bland pages on former pro turned tournament director James Blake and a curious digression on a 1964 Susan Sontag essay — reflects a lack of focus that is distinctly un-Serena like.
SERENA WILLIAMS IS MORE THAN A TENNIS PLAYER. ‘SEEING SERENA’ OFFERS A PRISMATIC VIEW OF HER IMPACT.STUART MILLERJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Even the rounder ones are prone to opaque digressions and have unconversational penchants for technical vocabulary.
WITH ‘DOUBLE BLIND,’ EDWARD ST. AUBYN TASKS HIMSELF WITH A FORMIDABLE CHALLENGECHARLES ARROWSMITHJUNE 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
While Frankel uses “Midnight Cowboy” to trace broader cultural trends, some digressions are extraneous.
‘MIDNIGHT COWBOY’ WAS A MASTERPIECE MADE OF DESPERATIONJAMES HIRSCHAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Appleton’s digital garden, for example, includes thoughts on plant-based meat, book reviews, and digressions on Javascript and magical capitalism.
DIGITAL GARDENS LET YOU CULTIVATE YOUR OWN LITTLE BIT OF THE INTERNETTANYA BASUSEPTEMBER 3, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Once he permitted himself a digression, that he might point a moral for the benefit of his servant.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
But this digression has taken me so far away from Penzance that I may as well close this chapter with it.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Why, true; and a digression is often the cream of an article.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. II (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
"I am nearly well," returned Sylvia, surprised at the sudden digression.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
Having made this digression, I must now carry the reader back to Cocachacra.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
This, however, is digression; the incidents may have happened somewhat later.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
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WORDS RELATED TO DIGRESSION

  • departure
  • digression
  • discursion
  • interpolation
  • interposition
  • parenthesis
  • tangent
  • throwaway
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