Example sentences for: digressions

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

  • This is the reason why the Times Magazine series never really worked, and tended to veer off into interesting digressions at best, and postmodern silliness at worst.

  • Doctorow novel" (David Remnick, The New Yorker ). "This book is to 'true crime' stories what War and Peace is to most war novels" (Garry Wills, the New York Review of Books ). The major complaint: too many digressions, inflating the book to 800-plus pages.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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


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