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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·gress v. i. [imp. & p. p. Digressed p. pr. & vb. n. Digressing.]
 1. To step or turn aside; to deviate; to swerve; especially, to turn aside from the main subject of attention, or course of argument, in writing or speaking.
    Moreover she beginneth to digress in latitude.   --Holland.
    In the pursuit of an argument there is hardly room to digress into a particular definition as often as a man varies the signification of any term.   --Locke.
 2. To turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend. [R.]
 Thy abundant goodness shall excuse
 This deadly blot on thy digressing son.   --Shak.