Usage examples for digress

  1. I will digress long enough to explain the action." – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  2. Such, not to digress into more minute particulars, may suffice to convey a general idea of the manner in which our churches were internally decorated, and how they were fitted up, with reference to the ceremonial rites of the church of Rome, in and before the year 1535. The walls were covered with fresco paintings, the windows were glazed with stained glass; the rood- loft and the pulpit, where the latter existed, were richly carved, painted, and gilt; and the altars were garnished with plate and sumptuous hangings. – The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed. by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
  3. But I deplore your tendency to digress – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  4. But I digress let us revert: Abandoning my scheme for a series of indoor Nature studies, since it did not meet with the approval of my superior, I set myself resolutely to the task of winning the undivided affection and admiration of the lads about me. – Fibble, D. D. by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  5. At all events, the present writer purposes to occasionally gossip and digress and to arrange facts in groups, not always following the strict sequence of events. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  6. To confine ourselves to Mr. Hatch's qualifications as a soldier, however, would be more proper in this connection; but where a man is as good in one position as in another, we are frequently apt to digress from our subject. – History of the Dewitt guard, company A, 50th regiment National guard, state of New York by Unknown
  7. And just here let me digress for a little chat on the indispensable hatchet; for it is the most difficult piece of camp kit to obtain in perfection of which I have any knowledge. – Woodcraft by George W. Sears
  8. We now return to the point reached when our recollections compelled us to digress – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  9. A poet's life is usually sad anyhow- full of disappointment and pain- but I digress – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  10. The Greek also lacks verses 16- 20, which irrelevantly digress from the exiles to the guilt and doom of the Jews in Jerusalem, and which it is difficult to think that Jeremiah would have put into a letter to be carried by two of these same Jews. – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  11. Let me apparently digress for the moment and bring all clear and straight. – The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London Anna Strunsky
  12. This reminds us that we left Edwin Gurwood on his way to restore Mrs Tipps her lost ring, and that, therefore, it is our duty to resume the thread of our story, with, of course, a humble apology to the patient reader for having again given way to our irresistible tendency to digress – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. It will be necessary, therefore, to digress for this purpose and subsequently return to the discussion. – The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California by Sherburne F. Cook
  14. But we must here digress to notice an assertion to the contrary. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  15. There is a point of some interest in the wording of this contract, on which, as facts to dwell upon are few and far between at present, I may perhaps allow myself to digress – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  16. Any attempt to digress from this rule is fatal for correct composition. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend
  17. I did not mean to digress into Turkish law, but having done so I will go one step further in order to describe the procedure which is followed when a private soldier makes an accusation against an officer. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  18. This is a digression, I grant, but I cannot help it; it is the nature of man to digress – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  19. To digress why do you most admire Jephthah's daughter, the gentle Gileadite? – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss