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Friday, December 03, 2010

divagate

\DAHY-vuh-geyt\ , verb;
1.
To wander; stray.
2.
To digress in speech.
Quotes:
But, vague vagabond, you will seem to divagate, while in reality you will keep both eyes open and your ears pricked.
-- Umberto Eco, William Weaver, The Island of the Day Before
This tendency to explore, to divagate, means that I sometimes take a long time to get where I intended to go.
-- Eric Kraft, At home with the Glynns
Origin:
The Latin roots of divagate are di-, "two," and vagare, "to wander."
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