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Synonyms for divagation

Synonyms for divagation

a message that departs from the main subject

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

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Steele's teleological point of view flattens out the complexities and divagations of historical circumstances.
is treated sympathetically, but the complexities and divagations of his
For Pound's translation, see Pavannes and Divagations (London: Owen, 1960), pp.
Or, les journaux canadiens-francais, toujours prets 'a reproduire les oracles du prophete francais, gardaient un silence qu'on imagine gene devant ces divagations.
Divagations and lucubrations are of little value here.
There is a crux at the end of "Totem and Taboo," but we must be allowed to question the divagations that have led us there; for if the anthropology of cairns can be better understood cross-culturally in the ancient world, does this necessarily permit us to establish that the golden bough - something in itself very different from the material adduced - also shares this multiple and shared provenance?
The book's chapters unite new essays with previously published material, and exhibit the divagations of a powerful intellect and comparatist sensibility across a two-decade period.
Practically, too, a further consequence of the setting up of divisions between connotation and notation--a division at work in how a poet is supposed to handle language--is that it puts a fire-wall at the heart of poetic expression: what I might term the abundance, the sheer variousness, of utterance--its directness, its wandering way, its divagations and its energy, its talk and its transparency--are de-emphasized in favour of writing which concentrates on tropes and metaphors which work connotatively.
Paul Bogdanor's eighty pages of commentary on Noam Chomsky's divagations on the so-called cosmological sinfulness of Israel are the boldest and most powerful refutations of the MIT thinker known to this writer, and his essay should be placed on the shelf next to Chomsky's several anti-Israel screeds.
Il en degage une etude sur la parole qui aboutit a Crise de vers ou Divagations.
Any disinterested reader of Guiraud's treatise soon realizes that he has come into the orbit of a man gripped by an idee fixe; his explication of Villon's code, complete with charts of vowels and learned dialectological divagations, stupefies.
The Lambdins do, however, paraphrase the poems fully, quote lavishly if not always accurately, notice Swinburne's divagations from earlier sources, and provide for the novice a helpful introduction to these poems.
Part commonplace book, part memoir, part philosophical diary, part love poem, his "Nicotiana," it employs a dazzling array of aliases, heteronyms, cryptic noms de fume to record his random jottings, knotty divagations, glimmering apercues & fleeting twilight reflections on "the art of smoking.
Finished in the last year of Schwerner's life, Divagations constitutes one-fifth of the final book.
But though it reads from time to time like a semi-scientific treatise, Annotations is remarkably lyrical as well, and manages to capture the divagations of a life in ways that a more conventional narration could not.