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digression

noun

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a departure from the subject under consideration
  • the professor's frequent and extended digressions are the stuff of campus legend

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The first known use of digression was in the 14th century

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“Digression.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/digression. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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