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It is in this incidental and digressive way that we get the description of the Gospel in i. 18-ii.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 3, SLICE 7VARIOUS
They were simply digressive, which was to be expected, as elation befogs one's "goal idea."
A MIND THAT FOUND ITSELFCLIFFORD WHITTINGHAM BEERS
Several chapters, that seem digressive in an historical light, are to be defended by this consideration.
INTRODUCTION TO THE LITERATURE OF EUROPE IN THE FIFTEENTH, SIXTEENTH, AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES, VOL. 1HENRY HALLAM
Isabel had not been so digressive and withholding as he had thought.
PIERRE; OR THE AMBIGUITIESHERMAN MELVILLE
Instances might be multiplied of this humorous self-abandonment; but we are growing digressive.
WILLIAM E. BURTON: ACTOR, AUTHOR, AND MANAGERWILLIAM L. KEESE
Thirdly, it is very digressive, distressingly so when you are once interested in the story.
ESSAYSARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON
She was not a very attentive listener to honest Johns talk, profuse and digressive as that was.
THE HOUSE ON THE MOOR, V. 3/3MRS. OLIPHANT
Exasperating as Crabbe's style sometimes is, he seldom bores—never indeed except in his rare passages of digressive reflection.
ESSAYS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, 1780-1860GEORGE SAINTSBURY
In a word, my work is digressive, and it is progressive too,—and at the same time.
THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY, GENTLEMANLAURENCE STERNE
These are parenthetical and digressive, and, unless your audience is of superior intelligence, will confuse them.
THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLEOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DIGRESSIVE

  • digressive
  • divergent
  • diverging
  • extraneous
  • unrelated
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