Digressed
Digress Di*gress", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Digressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Digressing}.] [L. digressus, p. p. of digredi to go apart, to deviate; di- = dis- + gradi to step, walk. See {Grade}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Moreover she beginneth to digress in latitude. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. To turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Thy abundant goodness shall excuse This deadly blot on thy digressing son. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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