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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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The terrace exerts a similar power in narrative space, in large part due to its situation as the place where the divagations overlap with the frame story.
For, indeed, whether the narrative antecedents for this scene actually produce a "transparent record" or are any less "fuddled" than Borachio's "fuddled divagation" is questionable.
(9) Moreover, she adds that Campanile's characters "--nella realta--della quale sono attenti e puntigliosi osservatori--non colgono mai i nessi logici ed essenziali ma i nessi divaganti ed a questi si abbandonano consentendo allo scrittore di approdare a conclusioni inattese." (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.
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.
But more on Smith, who only tolerated divagation when it was self-serving.
la grande absence" and, further on: "La terrible divagation
Surely, as Westbrook suggests, the Wordsworth of 1798-1805 was of the Devil's party and, with some divagation, knew it.
Au milieu de tous ces gens dont quelques uns poursuivaient une pensee, mais en trahissaient alors la mobilite par une saccade de gestes, une divagation de regards, aussi peu harmonieuses que la circonspecte titubation de leurs voisins, les rillettes que j'avais apercues, avec la maitrise de gestes que donne un parfait assouplissement de son propre corps et un mepris sincere du reste de l'humanite, venaient droit devant elles, sans hesitation ni raideur, executant exactement les mouvements qu'elles voulaient, dans une pleine independance de chacun de leurs membres par rapport aux autres, la plus grande partie de leur corps gardant cette immobilite si remarquable chez les bonnes valseuses.
(Not for nothing were the words "mother" "monogamy" and "romance" considered obscenities in Huxley's anti-paradise.) 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.
(21) The real interest of the Jeu de Saint Nicolas lies not in the moments where i t follows the Latin Iconia plays, but in its divagation along the way to a similar end.