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# tangents

See definition of tangents on Dictionary.com
• as inaside
• as intack
• as inblind alley
• as inexcursus
• as inirrelevancy
• as inparenthesis

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• departure
• digression
• interpolation
• interposition
• parenthesis
• tangent
• throwaway
• discursion
• tangent
• aim
• alteration
• approach
• bearing
• bend
• deflection
• deviation
• digression
• direction
• double
• echelon
• line
• method
• path
• plan
• procedure
• set
• shift
• siding
• sweep
• swerve
• switch
• tactic
• turn
• variation
• way
• yaw
• zigzag
• oblique course
• point of sail
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## How to use tangents in a sentence

No wonder you get chances to haul such nobs as Lilioukalani and Schley and Dewey, and cut out ninety miles an hour on tangents.
THE NERVE OF FOLEYFRANK H. SPEARMAN
The printed page was before my eyes, but my thoughts sped off in tangents to dwell upon the birds, the trees, the flowers.
FIBBLE, D. D.IRVIN SHREWSBURY COBB
Here is another case for a compromise, as, unquestionably the pallets ought to be planted on the tangents.
AN ANALYSIS OF THE LEVER ESCAPEMENTH. R. PLAYTNER
The bottom will be a horizontal tangent of that semicircle, and the sides tangents drawn at the required side slopes.
When they were done there was a single section of 40 miles, straight as the arrow flies, and many tangents of from 15 to 29 miles.