Example sentences for: digressions

How can you use “digressions” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Voice-over narration, once considered uncinematic, is back in style, along with novelistic asides, digressions, fantasies, and flashbacks.

  • The film, about a gay antique dealer's murder trial, is called "listless, disjointed and disconnected" (Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times ). Problems: endless digressions and a "simply unfilmable" book (Mike Clark, USA Today ). Praise goes to actors John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, and Alison Eastwood--Clint's daughter, for whom critics predict stardom.

  • A history of mad-cow disease by veteran science writer Richard Rhodes ( The Making of the Atomic Bomb ). Critics praise Rhodes' lucid explication of complex virology as well as his range--the book includes digressions on political and literary themes and a section on the scandal surrounding a Nobel Prize-winning expert on the disease who recently pleaded guilty to molesting a little boy.

  • Critics find the book entertaining, praising digressions on gambling, laughing, and love, as well as Pinker's pop-culture references.

  • The Island of the Colorblind is an odd book, part case study, part travelogue, part weave of digressions, but this oddness is a measure of the personality that unifies it.


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