Definition of digression
- Every place Hamilton, his parents, or his wife visited over a century's time is described at length; everyone he met merits at least a minor biographical digression.
- —Willard Sterne Randall
the professor's frequent and extended digressions are the stuff of campus legend
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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