again and again


Definition of 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
Recent Examples on the Web This statement of fact has since been repeated again and again without challenge in magazines, newspapers of record and birding websites. New York Times, 11 Apr. 2022 Keith Tyrone Smith formulated an elaborate ruse that pinned her killing on a pair of East Baltimore panhandlers and repeated this tearful tale again and again, to news reporters and police detectives. Alex Mann,, 28 Feb. 2022 Moreover, this mistake has been repeated again and again in new contexts. Richard J. Tofel, The Atlantic, 10 Feb. 2022 But when the stereotypes become an obsession, and they are repeated again and again by someone, this is something else. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 Along came NFTs in the form of kitties, punks, apes, aliens — a veritable Noah’s Arc of creativity unleashed before being lab-tested over the recent years, to be repeated again and again. Larry Dvoskin, Rolling Stone, 7 Dec. 2021 Alec Baldwin repeated the words again and again with growing urgency as the sound of the shot reverberated throughout the wooden church. Meg James, Amy Kaufman And Julia Wick, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Nov. 2021 The people who seek out endocrinologist Domenica Rubino have tried again and again to lose weight. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2022 When my brother needed comfort, Dylan’s words spinning off the turntable came through again and again. Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of again and again

1533, in the meaning defined above

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“Again and again.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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