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digress

verb aberrare, alter course, be diffuse, branch out, change direction, depart, detour, deviate, divaricate, diverge, divert, drift, expatiate, fly off at a tangent, go astray, meander, ramble, rove, shift, sidestep, sidetrack, skirt, stray, swerve, turn, veer, wander
See also: depart, detour, deviate, differ, vary
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The second half of the book, however, digresses from the objectivity of the first half.
The author sometimes digresses to talk about his personal philosophy of child rearing and nutrition, but there is a lot of information in this book, including extensive appendices.
One can ask all the set-up questions, but Rennie tactically digresses.
In a piece celebrating the Surrealist show in London in 1937, he digresses into a lengthy discussion of the English Gothic novelists of the late 18th century, whom he correctly regards as precursors of Surrealism.
He also digresses wildly: nearly a third of the book is devoted to discussions of the internal politics of the New York City school system, the "right' way to teach reading to children, and the harm done to black students through lax standards.