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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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i) Stephen took issue with Ruskin's over-ornate style and bizarre divagations.
Likewise, for Corde's sister Elfrida, Chicago is enough to replace the philosophical divagations of Proust or Freud, Krafft-Ebing, Balzac or Aristophanes.
Avec ce choix particulier de temporalite, le romancier impose un rythme tres lent a son recit qui prend des allures de huis clos psychologique ou la description des souffrances de ce vieux couple, coince [beaucoup moins que] entre les divagations et les non-dits [beaucoup plus grand que] donnera au roman ses pages les plus emouvantes.
For reason, not inexperienced in these waters, fearing neither the threats of the waves nor divagations nor the Syrtes nor rocks, shall speed our course: indeed she finds it sweeter to exercise her skill in the hidden straits of the ocean of divinity (in abditis divini oceani) than idly to bask in smooth and open waters, where she cannot display her power.
Only when the girls had flopped on the bed beside him and stuffed his mouth with kisses did he cease his divagations," Miller writes (206).
De ce fait, tout se passe comme si l'Afrique reelle etait moins celle que decrivent les "africanistes" et qui se caracterise par une volonte d'autarcie et d'enfermement sur soi que l'espace ouvert et sans cesse en mutation dans lequel s'inscrivent les tenants de la litterature-monde; comme si la dynamique transnationale, loin d'etre portee par les divagations d'une diaspora occidentalisee, participait en realite de la veritable tradition africaine.
In this respect, the weight given fish divagations in Salon de belleza is clearly not the same as that given the digressions in Damas, especially the one involving the boy and the doctor, which is so aggressive it takes over the narrative and, not incidentally, inspires one to ask: if the digression consists of the boy speaking to the doctor who killed his son, then who says at the end of it that the boy, who was walking with his father, "comenzo a hablar"?
This was a project of "ongoing hermeneusis of propositions, proposals, counters, assays, elaborations, conversations, elisions, divagations, and reconnaissances .
How do you explain your own fascination with letters as attested by your essays "Z is for Saffron," "Ta is for Talisman," and "Ghayn: Divagations on a Letter in Motion"?
Dieu soit loue, je coule mes jours de retraite dans mon paisible village loin divagations et du faux heroisme '.
These last, however, hold little interest for Principe, who concentrates on alchemical practice, particularly its intentions, divagations, and developments, especially during its golden period of the fifteenth to the seventeenth century.
She had a curious trick of pursing her lips reflectively before she spoke; she liked to take her time, and came to the point after interminable divagations down all the lane-ends of memory and overtone, feasting upon the golden pageant of all she had ever said, done, felt, thought, seen, or replied, with egocentric delight.