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Synonyms for digress



Synonyms for digress

to turn away from a prescribed course of action or conduct

to turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking

Synonyms for digress

lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

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wander from a direct or straight course

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The camera wanders like an inquisitive child everyone's too preoccupied to notice, moving smoothly and constantly, sometimes panning up and back for a panoramic shot, and frequently digressing in the direction of a pigpen by the side of the road whose inmates wallow obliviously in the mud.
Rowe says that although these plugs were supposed to boost tourism, it actually declined during this period, in a clip from Anthony Mann's 1952 Western, Bend of the River, Jimmy Stewart and Arthur Kennedy look totally befuddled about digressing from the point of their dialogue to take note of a "bird from Canada" flying around their campsite.
Unable to speak without digressing into a pep talk, she speaks optimistically about routing her school's almost entirely minority student body to college, to careers, the kinds of places the city's ordinary schools, cheerleaders and marching bands notwithstanding, have proven unable to deliver.
Digressing from her prepared speech, the feisty Malaysian minister told about 700 Japanese businesspeople gathered in a Tokyo hotel to "visit several Southeast Asian countries, not just one.
As Ambition progresses, Walker is invited to take part in a dangerous scheme when in its digressing midst she and Hawk discover the love which they retain for one-another and the terrors from which they must run.