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This has been a long excursus, and we must get back to our jaunt on the plain.
BIRDS OF THE ROCKIESLEANDER SYLVESTER KEYSER
But such a retort involves just the dialectic excursus which I am here anxious to avoid.
ESSAYS IN EXPERIMENTAL LOGICJOHN DEWEY
But the account suggests another and independent question with respect to which I shall make an excursus.
ESSAYS IN EXPERIMENTAL LOGICJOHN DEWEY
This is not to say, of course, that the excursus in the second stage has been a loss and a defect.
PAGAN & CHRISTIAN CREEDSEDWARD CARPENTER
But call it a note or 'excursus,' which is the scholarlike name for notes a little longer than usual, and all will be made right.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. II (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
Ukridge was in the middle of a very eloquent excursus on the feeding of fowls.
LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENSP. G. WODEHOUSE
The importance of the matter may justify me for once in making an excursus into physiology and pathology.
A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN, VOLUME II (OF 2)CHARLES CREIGHTON
One of the chief subjects actually dealt with, coal, is treated in Excursus I. at the conclusion of this chapter.
A REVISION OF THE TREATYJOHN MAYNARD KEYNES
The subject is complex, and calls for many an excursus and qualifying footnote; yet I think the main outlines are clear enough.
WINDS OF DOCTRINEGEORGE SANTAYANA
Even the gentle Thackeray—if the excursus may be forgiven—is not wholly free from this failing.
AMERICANISMS AND BRITICISMSBRANDER MATTHEWS
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WORDS RELATED TO EXCURSUS

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