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synonyms for lose the thread

  • babble
  • digress
  • meander
  • wander
  • amplify
  • blather
  • chatter
  • depart
  • descant
  • divagate
  • diverge
  • drift
  • drivel
  • enlarge
  • expatiate
  • gossip
  • maunder
  • prose
  • protract
  • stray
  • be diffuse
  • beat around bush
  • dwell on
  • excurse
  • get off the subject
  • go astray
  • go off on tangent
  • go on and on
  • harp on
  • rant and rave
  • rattle on
  • talk nonsense
  • talk off top of head
  • talk randomly
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antonyms for lose the thread

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  • stay
  • abridge
  • compress
  • condense
  • curtail
  • decrease
  • lessen
  • reduce
  • shorten
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How to use lose the thread in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
There was not a moment to lose, for one well-directed shot might exterminate half of us.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
That he might lose his head and 'introduce an element of sex' was conscience confessing that it had been already introduced.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Speaking with a certain dignity and using the language of the court, he said that they had not a moment to lose.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Fearing to lose his way, he bawls over the banister, and through the corridors, “Is any one there?”
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
But it was the labyrinth for which the earlier economist held, so he thought, the thread.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
When Tim hesitates he loses his temper as a sensible man should lose it—he buries it, and his indomitable good humor wins.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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