v. turn aside, especially from main subject in writing or speaking
The professor does not digress from the topic and never bores his students.
Sentence in Classic:
When he had enumerated the many different occasions on which the Hurons had exhibited their courage and prowess, in the punishment of insults, he digressed in a high encomium on the virtue of wisdom.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
I think that the digression of my thoughts must have done me good, for when I got back to bed I found a lethargy creeping over me.
One of them, a stout, excitable chap with black mustaches, informed me with great volubility and many digressions, as soon as I told him who I was, that my steamer was at the bottom of the river.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
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.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context