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Related to digressively: awaited, inconvenient, scrutinised, overhyped


 (dī-grĕs′ĭv, dĭ-)
Characterized by digressions; rambling.

di·gres′sive·ly adv.
di·gres′sive·ness n.
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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.
History and digressively imagined a "happy" people "whose
The vines of the caduceus "ramble away from" their stock when they should be spiraling up it (or, as vortices, whirling into it); wandering from the models of both spiral and vortex, they follow a trajectory of horizontal oscillation, progressing digressively along the axes of time and space.
Reiteration thus gains a cathartic, yet paradoxical, function, that of cleansing one's identity of traumatic memories, only to reinstate them again, in a constant act of emptying and refilling one's consciousness: "never getting it straight his repetitions what really happened ways to cancel my life digressively" (5).
The book is at its best when it uses sociology to pierce analytically through stereotypes and internalized cultural norms; at its weakest, when it indulges, somewhat too digressively, in anecdote and overly descriptive travel writing.
The proposal states that the initiative requires at least one million signatures of citizens from one third of EU member states, with a digressively proportional representation of the population of each state, a prior registration system, 12 months for the collection of signatures, control systems in the states and a four-month limit for the Commission's response (see details in Europolitics 3950).