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Usage examples for digress

  1. 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
  2. To digress, why do you most admire Jephthah's daughter, the gentle Gileadite? – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  3. But we must here digress to notice an assertion to the contrary. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  4. A poet's life is usually sad anyhow- full of disappointment and pain- but I digress. – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  5. 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
  6. We now return to the point reached when our recollections compelled us to digress. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  7. 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
  8. But I deplore your tendency to digress. – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Any attempt to digress from this rule is fatal for correct composition. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend
  12. 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
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