excursive


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Synonyms for excursive

Synonyms for excursive

(of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects

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As Raimonda Modiano has argued, the middle-class fascination for such figures can be found in Wordsworth's excursive poems and Ruskin's attempt to sympathetically read architectural and human ruins (202-8).
The fulfilment has depended upon the protraction and expansiveness of the field compared to the garden, because it includes the whole range of love, desire, the pursuit of happiness; it is the nomadic or excursive condition of longing fulfilled and completed.
1) in five excursive chapters which broadly treat human motivation, desire, freedom, objective values, and this-worldly action.
There are one or two obvious, if paradigmatic, instances that can be reiterated here, such as the 'rolling' waters of the Wye, or the 'corresponent breeze' of The Prelude: these are influences that inspire, uplift and take the excursive self outside its own interiority, and away from its sense of social subjection.
Subjective ratings were used for patients' facial pain/headache, TMJ pain, jaw function, diet, and disability, and objective functional changes were determined by measuring maximum incisal opening and lateral excursive movements.
associated] with meter"; "The Poem to Coleridge"; "The Pastor's Wife and the Wanderer: Spousal Verse or the Mind's Excursive Power"; and "Intimations Revisited: From the Crisis Lyrics to Wordsworth in 1817.
In all 12 patients, jaw function remained unchanged with no statistically significant difference between presurgical and postsurgical incisal openings (47 mm) or excursive movements (>7 mm).
For transcription, he selects Scott's discussion of his excursive method--a "paternal affection," the novelist writes, for allowing his imagination to follow the lead of his characters (Works 29: 264).
There are three types of centripetal procession: royal, convoluted, and excursive.
After adducing the evidence, which his extensive reading readily furnished, and elucidating it by his luminous explanations, and applying the logical tests with cautious judgment and impartial rigour, his excursive mind brought in a rich and almost gorgeous profusion of analogies and illustrations from every part of the wide domains of human knowledge.
You may imagine how wild we were & excursive in our talk.
In the higher end of the excursive or psychorrhagic spectrum Myers speculated on the possibility of ecstasy, or the entrance to a spiritual world and to "communities higher than any which this planet knows" (Vol.
Jaw function (MIO and excursive movements) were essentially equal after surgery in both groups.
The fiction of the other on the contrary is shackled with a thousand restraints; is checked in her most rapid progress by the barriers of reason; and bounded in her most excursive flights by the limits of probability.
The H-Canada academic mailing list, a part of the well-known H-Net network, features the sort of messages that might be expected of such a list: conference announcements, job listings, enquiries as to the state of scholarship on gender in Manitoba and, periodically, excursive discussions of the state of Canadian studies.