One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Stray or digress.‘Yeats divagated into Virgil's territory only once’
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- ‘Well, that seemed to be as good a target to divagate towards as any, so he set off for it.’
- ‘Willpower he was not acquainted with, lest he would have divagated from his fated path long ago.’
- ‘Datta divagates into revolutionary illusions, Indian ‘leftist’ illusions, and its infantile bid for power with violence tactically kept sheatheed.’
- ‘But here we'll take you on a tour to midmost of Tokyo by divagating the bike path.’
- ‘Others have divagated at length on the accuracy of these particular statements, and I will leave that task to them.’
Late 16th century: from Latin divagat- ‘wandered about’, from the verb divagari, from di- ‘widely’ + vagari ‘wander’.
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