He had an unconquerable and sometimes very irritating habit of digression, of divagation, of aside.
In his finest passages, as in his most trivial, he is at the mercy of the will-o'-the-wisp of divagation.
That ended the Russian divagation, and it had the effect of making the table-talk impersonal.
One would like to have Mr. Arnold's reply to this divagation on Don Quixote.
With such hints for divagation, let us resume our way down the river, henceforth navigable by barges and bridled by locks.
They are not very easy to select from, for their author's singular tendency to divagation affects them.