Digress

Definition of Digress

Di`gress´
v. i.1.To step or turn aside; to deviate; to swerve; especially, to turn aside from the main subject of attention, or course of argument, in writing or speaking.
[imp. & p. p. Digressed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Digressing.]
Moreover she beginneth to digress in latitude.
- Holland.
In the pursuit of an argument there is hardly room to digress into a particular definition as often as a man varies the signification of any term.
- Locke.
2.To turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend.
n.1.Digression.

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