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  • 1 fly off at a tangent — index deviate, digress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 fly off at a tangent — fly/go off at a ˈtangent idiom (BrE) (NAmE go off on a ˈtangent) (informal) to suddenly start saying or doing sth that does not seem to be connected to what has gone before • …

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  • 3 go off on a tangent — go off at/on/a tangent phrase to suddenly start doing, discussing, or thinking about something completely different His mind had gone off at a complete tangent. Thesaurus: to start doing something new or differentsynonym Main entry …

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  • 4 go off at a tangent — go off at/on/a tangent phrase to suddenly start doing, discussing, or thinking about something completely different His mind had gone off at a complete tangent. Thesaurus: to start doing something new or differentsynonym Main entry …

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  • 5 tangent — noun (C) 1 go/fly off at a tangent informal to suddenly start thinking or talking about a completely new and different subject: It s impossible to have a logical discussion with Rob because he keeps going off at a tangent. 2 technical a straight… …

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  • 6 tangent — /ˈtændʒənt / (say tanjuhnt) adjective 1. touching. 2. Geometry touching, as a straight line in relation to a curve or surface; passing through two (or more) consecutive points of a curve or surface. 3. in contact along a single line or element,… …

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  • 7 tangent — [tan′jənt] adj. [L tangens, prp. of tangere, to touch: see TACT] 1. that touches; touching 2. Geom. touching and not intersecting a curve or curved surface at one and only one point: said of a line or plane n. [< ModL ( linea) tangens, tangent …

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  • 8 Deviation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Deviation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 deviation deviation Sgm: N 1 swerving swerving &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 obliquation| obliquation| warp refraction Sgm: N 1 flection flection flexion …

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  • 9 rage — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fury, frenzy, wrath, violence; fashion, fad, craze. See desire. v. i. storm, rave, bluster. See excitement, excitability. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Violent anger] Syn. fury, wrath, ferocity; see anger .… …

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  • 10 deviate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. deflect, digress, swerve, shy, vary, wander, stray, turn aside, veer, bear off, go out of control, divagate, depart from, break the pattern, go amiss, err, angle away, angle off, diverge, leave the beaten path, not conform …

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  • 11 Divergence — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Motion further off. < N PARAG:Divergence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 divergence divergence divergency Sgm: N 1 divarication divarication ramification forking Sgm: N 1 radiation radiation Sgm: N 1 separation separation …

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  • 12 deviation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Turning away Nouns deviation; swerving, warp, refraction; deflection, declination; diversion, divergence, digression, excursion, departure from, aberration; zigzag; siding; detour, bypass, byroad,… …

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  • 13 deviate — I verb aberrare, alter course, angle off, be at variance, be different, be distinguished from, be oblique, bear no resemblance, bear off, branch out, break bounds, break the pattern, change direction, clash, clash with, conflict with, contrast,… …

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  • 14 Excitability — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Excess of sensitiveness. < N PARAG:Excitability >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 excitability excitability impetuosity vehemence Sgm: N 1 boisterousness boisterousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 turbulence turbulence Sgm: N 1… …

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  • 15 fume — I. n. 1. Smoke, vapor, steam, exhalation, effluvium, reek. 2. Passion, rage, pet, fry, fret, storm, agitation, stew (colloq.). II. v. n. 1. Smoke, reek, emit, vapor, throw off vapor, give out exhalations. 2. Rage, rave, fret, bluster, storm,… …

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  • 16 Dimitri Pisarev — Dimitri Ivanovich Pisarev ( ru. Дмитрий Иванович Писарев; OldStyleDate|14 October|1840|2 October OldStyleDate|16 July|1868|4 July) was a radical Russian writer and social critic who, according to Georgi Plekhanov, spent the best years of his life …

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  • 17 Dmitry Pisarev — Pisarev Dimitri Ivanovich Pisarev (Russian: Дмитрий Иванович Писарев; 14 October [O.S. 2 October] 1840 – 16 July [O.S. 4 July] 1868) was a radical Russian writer and social critic who, according to Georgi Plekhanov, spent the best years of his… …

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  • 18 digress — I verb aberrare, alter course, be diffuse, branch out, change direction, depart, detour, deviate, digredi, divagate, divaricate, diverge, divert, drift, expatiate, fly off at a tangent, go astray, meander, ramble, rove, shift, sidestep, sidetrack …

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  • 19 List of QI episodes (C series) — infobox tvseason season name = QI Series C caption = The front cover of the QI series C DVD, featuring Stephen Fry (left) and Alan Davies (right). dvd release date = 1 September 2008 country = UK network = BBC first aired = 30 September 2005 last …

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  • 20 List of QI episodes (A series) — infobox tvseason season name = QI Series A caption = The front cover of the QI Series A DVD, featuring Stephen Fry (right) and Alan Davies (left). dvd release date = 6 November 2006 country = UK network = BBC first aired = 11 September 2003 last… …

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