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divagation

[‚div·ə′gā·shən]
(hydrology)
Lateral shifting of the course of a stream caused by extensive deposition of alluvium in its bed and frequently accompanied by the development of meanders.
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Does Conley, however, really need to prepare his reader for the divagations of his exposition by 1) citing an off-heard, now cliched joke about the paranoia of psychologists and 2) invoking Pascal's metaphorical wager in a florid metonymical pastiche that attributes to contemporary editorial endeavors "a secular version of this soul-shaking gambit" (60)?
Some of the divagation in the head-citations is clearly, not misprint but has origins in other material.
E) The quality circle should avoid divagation during the meetings.
But more on Smith, who only tolerated divagation when it was self-serving.
10) This mode of divagation encourages reader/viewers to explore comedy as a literary genre that mirrors society through its representations of human relations and cultural norms.
In electing to leave it unstaged and recorded, instead, in the inebriated Borachio's narrative, Shakespeare has been accused by one quizzical critic of forgoing "a transparent record of the event for a fuddled divagation.
Ainsi Frank Lestringant ne peut resister au plaisir d'evoquer, dans ses "Conclusions," d'Alfred de Musset, "la divagation byronienne de Namouna, imitation libre de Beppos et de Don Juan, ou la structure strophique epouse, plutot qu'elle ne decrit la saccade effrenee du seducteur eternel, courant de femme en femme a la recherche de l'absolu.
Papers, as distinct from essays, often hinge on voice and performance; that must have been the case with Gary Taylor's divagation (`Feeling Bodies'), its contrived tone of improvisation jarring badly in print.
Perhaps the best way to conclude an inconclusive divagation on a traveling ghayn is to print the many forms of the letter as it is written in different scripts that were developed over centuries by calligraphers and masters of penmanship.
Surely, as Westbrook suggests, the Wordsworth of 1798-1805 was of the Devil's party and, with some divagation, knew it.
Today, as we contemplate the awesome potentialities of genetic engineering, on the one hand, and recent efforts to normalize the more florid precincts of sexual divagation, on the other, it is hard not to admire Huxley's crystal ball.
The stylistic divagation that has marked Rogers's previous work persisted at Leo Koenig, Inc.