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HEADWORD: digress  (from/ on/ into)  v. 

 

VERB/NOUN: lecturer, person, professor, speaker, teacher, writer;   

 

ADJECTIVE/ADVERB: a little, briefly, finally, slightly, so far;   

 

EXAMPLES: having digressed so far, I cannot resist going a little further; it is worth digressing to point out that ...; I will digress slightly at this stage; to make this clear, I must digress; before I propose specifics, let me digress  a bit and talk about ...; but I digress because ...; I would like to digress briefly to point out that ...; I do not wish to digress here, but I must say ...; at this point, please allow me to digress briefly...; I digress slightly and remind you that each and every translator without exception, and no matter what they may be translating, is faced with a difficult choice in virtually every sentence ...; ladies and gentlemen, if you will allow me to digress, at present the term "sustainability" seems to be fashionable not only in Germany; with your permission, I would like to digress at this point, to address an issue that ...; I won't digress into it because ...; let us digress for explanatory purposes: ...; let us digress for a moment and speak about ...;  sometimes it is worthy of satire and merits discussion, but I digress;

 

SYNONYMS: get off the subject, wander from the subject, go astray; deviate, depart from, turn aside, go out of the way, detour; digressed, digressing;   

 

GERMAN:  abschweifen, abgehen (von), vom Thema abweichen, ausholen, eine Zwischenbemerkung anbringen, einen Exkurs machen;