DIGRESS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DIGRESS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
digress
 v.  turn aside, especially from main subject in writing or speaking
Classic Sentence:
1  By-and-by, when you've got a name, you can afford to digress, and have philosophical and metaphysical people in your novels, said Amy, who took a strictly practical view of the subject.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
2  To return from this digression.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER IX.
3  From this digression, let me proceed to Dover.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
4  John Rance appeared to be somewhat irritated at this digression.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
5  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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
6  But here let me make a digression.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
7  Here a short digression becomes necessary.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
8  Perhaps not,' said Mr. Wickfield; 'and you bring me back to the question, with an apology for digressing.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
9  In one word, Queequeg, said I, rather digressively; hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling; and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
10  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
Example Sentence:
1  The old professor used to digress from his subject for a moment to tell his students a funny story.
2  I'll tell you a funny story,if I may digress from my subject for a monent.
3  The professor does not digress from the topic and never bores his students.
4  This was the path to digression, as this is where I began to become slightly jaded.
5  I've digressed a little to explain the situation so far, so let me now recap.