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synonyms for divagation

  • aside
  • deviation
  • divergence
  • divergency
  • diversion
  • excursion
  • excursus
  • parenthesis
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antonyms for divagation

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  • sameness
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How to use divagation in a sentence

The expansion of criticism in the same thirty years was not a whit less marked than the vast divagation of the novel.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
He had an unconquerable and sometimes very irritating habit of digression, of divagation, of aside.
A HISTORY OF NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE (1780-1895)GEORGE SAINTSBURY
They are not very easy to select from, for their author's singular tendency to divagation affects them.
A LETTER BOOKGEORGE SAINTSBURY
Yet it is this very divagation that is called reason, wisdom, morality.
PHILOSOPHIC NIGHTS IN PARISREMY DE GOURMONT
In his finest passages, as in his most trivial, he is at the mercy of the will-o'-the-wisp of divagation.
ESSAYS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, 1780-1860GEORGE SAINTSBURY
With such hints for divagation, let us resume our way down the river, henceforth navigable by barges and bridled by locks.
SURREYA.R. HOPE MONCRIEFF
One would like to have Mr. Arnold's reply to this divagation on Don Quixote.
SHELBURNE ESSAYS, THIRD SERIESPAUL ELMER MORE
That ended the Russian divagation, and it had the effect of making the table-talk impersonal.
A ROMANCE IN TRANSITFRANCIS LYNDE
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WORDS RELATED TO DIVAGATION

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