again and again

adverb

Definition of again and again

: at frequent intervals : often, repeatedly

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Examples of again and again in a Sentence

as she's gotten older, Grandma has tended to ask the same things again and again
Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, Apted and his longtime editor, Kim Horton, have incorporated several clips again and again, and seeing and hearing them strengthens the films’ incantatory quality. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, "“63 Up” and the Child in All of Us," 27 Nov. 2019 Paul Jackson’s drug addiction took him again and again into the criminal justice system. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "From Hagerstown to Baltimore, 70-mile run symbolizes struggle ex-offenders must overcome to rejoin society," 14 Oct. 2019 Most notably, the recent and not-so-recent past was revisited again and again, not to exploit simple nostalgia but to illuminate present-day realities that hovered over nearly every movie - whether fiction or nonfiction, polemic or pure escapism. Ann Hornaday, Houston Chronicle, "Movies grapple with a thorny present by revisiting the past at the Toronto International Film Fest," 16 Sep. 2019 Most notably, the recent and not-so-recent past was revisited again and again, not to exploit simple nostalgia but to illuminate present-day realities that hovered over nearly every movie - whether fiction or nonfiction, polemic or pure escapism. cleveland.com, "At the Toronto International Film Festival, movies grapple with a confounding present by revisiting the past," 13 Sep. 2019 But it’s been repeated again and again during the administration, with both relative newcomers to government and veterans like Chao using their offices to benefit themselves and their families. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Corruption Is the Tie that Binds for Trump-Era Republicans," 11 June 2019 His need to be seen as the anti-Obama has continued closer to home as Trump has rolled back scores of environmental and other Obama-era regulations and took aim, again and again, at Obama's signature health care law. Josh Lederman, Fox News, "Analysis: Trump pulled in 2 directions on Iran, North Korea," 8 May 2018 So Overstreet, who is a filmmaker, decided to take his telescope out again and again — and made a short movie about it with his film partner Alex Gorosh. Alessandra Potenza, The Verge, "This video is a beautiful reminder to look up at the Moon," 25 Mar. 2018 Standout performers of the game Bugg was able to dissect Sunrise Mountain's defense by going over the top again and again. Danny Shapiro, azcentral, "Arizona high school football playoff roundup: Desert Vista outlasts Perry in instant classic," 15 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of again and again

1533, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of again and again was in 1533

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3 Dec 2019

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“Again and again.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/again%20and%20again. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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