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Synonyms for digression

Synonyms for digression

Synonyms for digression

a message that departs from the main subject

a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

wandering from the main path of a journey


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In describing to her all the grandeur of Lady Catherine and her mansion, with occasional digressions in praise of his own humble abode, and the improvements it was receiving, he was happily employed until the gentlemen joined them; and he found in Mrs.
The great interest with which the important events lately occurring at the Sandwich, Marquesas, and Society Islands, have been regarded in America and England, and indeed throughout the world, will, he trusts, justify a few otherwise unwarrantable digressions.
A great historian, as he insisted on calling himself, who had the happiness to be dead a hundred and twenty years ago, and so to take his place among the colossi whose huge legs our living pettiness is observed to walk under, glories in his copious remarks and digressions as the least imitable part of his work, and especially in those initial chapters to the successive books of his history, where he seems to bring his armchair to the proscenium and chat with us in all the lusty ease of his fine English.
If I had time and dared to enter into digressions, I would write a chapter about that first pint of porter drunk upon English ground.
This is one of those novels in which digression piles upon digression until the digressions become the thing itself.
The sudden announcement of the tariff digression by the current government - with no industry consultation and a complete lack of notice - does not allow for the solar PV industry supply chain to evolve and absorb this shock.
We have never nodded no to dialogue but whatever is agreed upon government pursues path of deviation and digression.
In sections on beginnings, responses, transformations, and receptions, they consider such topics as the invention of the "barbarian" in late sixth-century BC Ionia, visual mediation and Greek identity in Xenophon's Anabasis, ethnography and the gods in Tacitus' Germania, exploring the ethnographic digression in Plutarch's Lives, ethnography and identity on India's northwestern frontier, and the scope of ancient ethnography.
In doing so, the forty-ninth digression transforms from absurdity to profundity.
However officials and analysts see this as a temporary and seasonal digression.
290 MW of new photovoltaic capacity is included by Germany, which might result in slow down of solar subsidy digression planned for May, contingent upon Federal Network Agency s figures.
In this essay, I argue that Socrates' digression in the Theaetetus, roughly found between 172c-177d, is directly motivated by the following connected moral claims: (I) that moral judgments are city-relative in the sense that what people hold collectively to be, just, for example, is meant for that particular collective only; (I*) that no city looks for an expert for assistance in improving (or overturning) its moral views, e.
The agreement has been seen by experts as a digression from the 2002 Code of Conduct signed by China and the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (Asean), that states disputes in the South China Sea should be handled multilaterally.
For example, the threats posed by the seals in Rev 6:1-17 awaken a sense of fear, while the vision of salvation in the digression in 7:1-17 invites confidence (Aristotle, Rhetoric 2.
Two structural themes will help us address these questions: the anecdote and the digression, which are woven together in the meandering narratives of Flann O'Brien's writing.