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To shift from the main subject of discussion temporarily
“With that thought in mind, let me digress for a moment to speak about my passion for science fiction.”
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To change the emphasis, direction, or focus of
“After some back and forth, the topic would curiously digress to something else altogether.”
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To talk or write at length about an unrelated topic
“It would certainly be out of place in this chapter to digress at length about the philosophy of science.”
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To wander from one's path or main direction
“You can digress from the path to explore several Nabatean tombs.”
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To deviate from what is considered (morally) right
“Thy son shall digress, yet thy abundant good shall then excuse this deadly blot.”
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To differ, especially based on a type or class
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