again and again


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

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Bernard’s question, we were told again and again, was the essential question of the second season finale. The Atlantic, "Westworld: Is This Now?," 24 June 2018 These are the mistakes Realtors see again and again—and how to overcome them. 1. Nancy Mann Jackson, House Beautiful, "The Top 5 Homebuying Mistakes Realtors Wish People Would Stop Making," 26 Feb. 2019 By Susan Jacoby Yale, 200 pages, $26 But, as Ms. Jacoby points out again and again in different ways, the length and pace of a baseball game are not the problem. Katherine A. Powers, WSJ, "‘Why Baseball Matters’ Review: Is the National Pastime Passé?," 28 Mar. 2018 Asuka never announced her opponent for ‘Mania, Rousey pointed again and again to the WrestleMania sign, and the show ended on a Rousey-Stephanie McMahon handshake. Justin Barrasso,, "Ronda Rousey's WWE Debut and Other Takeaways From Royal Rumble 2018," 29 Jan. 2018 So, as a result, it's been reproduced again and again (Ikea's version is only $5—you can shop it at the bottom of this page). Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The Under-$10 Trend That Looks Expensive," 4 Apr. 2019 Kate and Meghan have, in their public appearance, been sure to squash rumors again and again about any reports that there might be a feud between them, raving about each other and being kind and demonstrative. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Princess Diana's Former Butler Weighs in on Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle," 6 Feb. 2019 What keeps me coming back to this film again and again is that the women are never the butt of the joke. Veronica Chambers, Marie Claire, "My favorite Black rom-coms are a reminder that falling in love isn’t a solitary affair.," 13 Feb. 2019 There are certain statements that come up, in reference to the RHA, again and again by anti-choicers. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Anti-Abortion Activists Are Still Defending Forced Birth with Debunked Science," 26 Jan. 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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a strong desire or propensity

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