divagation


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a message that departs from the main subject

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

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Does Conley, however, really need to prepare his reader for the divagations of his exposition by 1) citing an off-heard, now cliched joke about the paranoia of psychologists and 2) invoking Pascal's metaphorical wager in a florid metonymical pastiche that attributes to contemporary editorial endeavors "a secular version of this soul-shaking gambit" (60)?
Le lac Mezaia, lieu de villegiature pour beaucoup de familles bejaouies, apres un moment de gloire, est retombee dans la divagation.
10) This mode of divagation encourages reader/viewers to explore comedy as a literary genre that mirrors society through its representations of human relations and cultural norms.
In electing to leave it unstaged and recorded, instead, in the inebriated Borachio's narrative, Shakespeare has been accused by one quizzical critic of forgoing "a transparent record of the event for a fuddled divagation.
Ainsi Frank Lestringant ne peut resister au plaisir d'evoquer, dans ses "Conclusions," d'Alfred de Musset, "la divagation byronienne de Namouna, imitation libre de Beppos et de Don Juan, ou la structure strophique epouse, plutot qu'elle ne decrit la saccade effrenee du seducteur eternel, courant de femme en femme a la recherche de l'absolu.
Papers, as distinct from essays, often hinge on voice and performance; that must have been the case with Gary Taylor's divagation (`Feeling Bodies'), its contrived tone of improvisation jarring badly in print.
But more on Smith, who only tolerated divagation when it was self-serving.
Perhaps the best way to conclude an inconclusive divagation on a traveling ghayn is to print the many forms of the letter as it is written in different scripts that were developed over centuries by calligraphers and masters of penmanship.
en faveur de la PROSE, comme si ce chien, ces chiens, cette divagation cynique, epuisante et resolue (Francis Ponge disait volontiers "acharnee"), designait de maniere convaincante la necessite du passage de la poesie, de la fabrication harmonieuse, de la delectation a la "suffi sante clarte de l'harmonie" (c'est ainsi que parle Baudelaire dans sa Chambre double) a la prose, au parti pris des proses, le caractere ineluctable du scenario de perte d'aureole, l'abandon du "reve de volupte", et la soumission au "coup de pioche dans l'estomac" et a ce qu'il revele, met a nu, de la "realite": l'"horreur" et la "desolation" (je reprends exactement ses mots), de l'"implacable vie".
Au milieu de tous ces gens dont quelques uns poursuivaient une pensee, mais en trahissaient alors la mobilite par une saccade de gestes, une divagation de regards, aussi peu harmonieuses que la circonspecte titubation de leurs voisins, les rillettes que j'avais apercues, avec la maitrise de gestes que donne un parfait assouplissement de son propre corps et un mepris sincere du reste de l'humanite, venaient droit devant elles, sans hesitation ni raideur, executant exactement les mouvements qu'elles voulaient, dans une pleine independance de chacun de leurs membres par rapport aux autres, la plus grande partie de leur corps gardant cette immobilite si remarquable chez les bonnes valseuses.
Surely, as Westbrook suggests, the Wordsworth of 1798-1805 was of the Devil's party and, with some divagation, knew it.
Today, as we contemplate the awesome potentialities of genetic engineering, on the one hand, and recent efforts to normalize the more florid precincts of sexual divagation, on the other, it is hard not to admire Huxley's crystal ball.
21) The real interest of the Jeu de Saint Nicolas lies not in the moments where i t follows the Latin Iconia plays, but in its divagation along the way to a similar end.
The stylistic divagation that has marked Rogers's previous work persisted at Leo Koenig, Inc.
An inconsistent anti-psychological realism (Edwards and Taliaferro Baszile, 2016) is the default mode of Houellebecq's novels in which essayistic divagations, apothegmatic statements and para-literary exposition cohere within a superficial frame of realist account.