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discursive
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
digressing (departing from the main point)

or:

proceeding to a conclusion by reason rather than intuition; e.g., a discursive essay
  • Although I do not mean to assert that it is usually the practice of renowned and learned sages, to shorten the road to any great conclusion (their course indeed being rather to lengthen the distance, by various circumlocutions and discursive staggerings, like unto those in which drunken men under the pressure of a too mighty flow of ideas, are prone to indulge); still, I do mean to say, and do say distinctly, that it is the invariable practice of many mighty philosophers, in carrying...
    Chapter 12 — In Which Oliver is Taken Better Care of than He Ever was.... (81% in)

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