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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); A message that departs from the main subject.

Usage examples (35)
  • His argument was a divagation from our topic.
  • I had never heard of 'divagation' until a couple of days ago, when I came across it in Alan Bennett's 'The Uncommon Reader' (part of the Trappist's holiday reading...
  • Earlier in this story Peter Wilkinson stepped briefly out of the narrative stream to note an uncanny coincidence converging on the word "divagation," an infrequently...
  • If he did not move, Wonstead was capable of reporting him to the captain for strange behavior, and they were all too alert to a divagation which might mean trouble. for more
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