divagation


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di·va·gate

 (dī′və-gāt′, dĭv′ə-)
intr.v. di·va·gat·ed, di·va·gat·ing, di·va·gates
1. To wander or drift about.
2. To ramble; digress.

[Late Latin dīvagārī, dīvagāt- : Latin dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + Latin vagārī, to wander (from vagus, wandering).]

di′va·ga′tion n.

divagation

the act of digressing; wandering off the subject.
See also: Thinking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divagation - a message that departs from the main subjectdivagation - a message that departs from the main subject
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
2.divagation - a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
red herring - any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue

divagation

noun
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Let us be set down at Queen's Crawley without further divagation, and see how Miss Rebecca Sharp speeds there.
If this departure from his traditional subjects is a hint of a new direction, or a mere momentary divagation, remains to be seen.
Everything turned quiet, and after a sweeping exordium, and as a calculated divagation, the author went through the human knowledges; but clad in such seduction, but irradiating such novelty, but bedizened in such logical language, so uplifted with vivid color, that we treaded from surprise to surprise, as if we were in an excursion to the infinite through paths seeded with flowers .
A dreamy divagation is what Bishop said, which in theory explains all
If we can discern a militaristic logic in the relation between The Knight of Snowdoun and the equestrian Blue Beard, the brief divagation to Astley's reminds us of the importance of not only feminine vulnerability but also spatial displacement to this patriotic fantasy.
Former Al-Azhar University President Ahmed Omar Hashim told Daily News Egypt on Monday "atheism is divagation from realities.
Mais les troupeaux de b ufs en divagation en saison seche y trouvent un ilot de verdure a brouter apres les feux de vegetation tout autour du jardin.
Ma divagation historique me ramene a Benjamin, pour qui la reproductibilite technique de l'oeuvre lui a fait perdre son aura, cette fonction cultuelle que l'oeuvre avait occupee durant des milliers d'annees, de l'art du parietal aux toiles les plus celebres des musees, dont le culte est assume desormais par de riches collectionneurs ou des mecenes ou des publics eblouis par quelques splendeurs ou des genies de maintenant, ainsi que des medias qui les celebrent.
Dans la plaidoirie, le style de la confirmation doit etre precis; rien ne doit etre dit de superflu, aucune divagation, ni figure qui pourrait ralentir l'enonce du raisonnement.
In order to continue on the note outlined prior to my above divagation, it is important to underline here, before presenting the context of the Kosovo operation itself, the moral and legal conditions under which humanitarian interventions were considered legitimate and acceptable at that time.
Sam Rhodie implies that the play of Antonioni's camera is divagation for its own sake--"the wanderings of the camera in Thomas' studio in Blow-Up, intent on framings, on objects, on surfaces, on changing perspectives" (79)--but while such wanderings might seem to refuse the portentousness of emblem--a form designed to instruct and regulate response--they cannot avoid developing a thematic charge.
His way of implicitly reprimanding Dante for his divagation from Beatrice is courtesy itself: "Let our not singing your ode, Voi che "ntendendo il terzo ciel movete, seem a favor to you," a long way from the directness of Cato's rebuke.