Sentence Examples with the word Derailed

Kepler divined its possibility; but his thoughts, derailed (so to speak) by the false analogy of magnetism, brought him no farther than to the .rough draft of the scheme of vortices expounded in detail by Rene Descartes in his Principia Philosophiae (1644).

If the idea is that those who have a huge financial interest in the status quo will keep change from happening, this viewpoint represents a misunderstanding of how innovation has derailed every status quo there has ever been.

For starters, I think I got derailed when you said your mother's name was Alexandrine.

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Her entire thought train derailed as she gaped at the man beside Katie.

It's just that I got derailed and I need to get on track.