again and again


: at frequent intervals : often, repeatedly

Examples of again and again in a Sentence

as she's gotten older, Grandma has tended to ask the same things again and again
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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Again and again.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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