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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To see this happening again and again and again is just a shame. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Trump laments Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, then suggests victims should have protected themselves," 27 Oct. 2018 Elon Musk repeatedly promised to deliver an autonomous cross-country trip, only to delay it again and again. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Controversial ex-Uber engineer claims to have completed a coast-to-coast self-driving trip," 18 Dec. 2018 Horowitz again and again questioned decisions by senior leaders at the FBI, such as the decision to assign many of the same agents, including Strzok, who had been involved in the Clinton case to the Russia investigation. Steven T. Dennis,, "Trump Allies Tie FBI Bias to Mueller While Democrats Defend Him," 14 June 2018 The theme of celebrating diversity surfaced again and again. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "The 72nd Annual Tony Awards: TV Review," 11 June 2018 That is more than enough reason to watch it again and again. Kathryn Lindsay,, "This Fun Detail Is Why Everyone's Obsessed With Netflix's The Kissing Booth," 18 June 2018 As the months wore on, Mr. Trump returned again and again to the recusal. New York Times, "Trump Asked Sessions to Retain Control of Russia Inquiry After His Recusal," 29 May 2018 On Monday, Netflix announced that season 2 of the controversial drama 13 Reasons Why will premiere May 18 with a teaser that is sure to have fans watching again and again for clues on what’s to come. Stephanie Petit,, "13 Reasons Why Announces Premiere Date in New Trailer — and What Replaces Cassettes in Season 2," 1 May 2018 Above, 13 of the best-selling red lipsticks of all time, worth dipping into again and again. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 13 Best Selling Red Lipsticks of All Time," 24 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of again and again

1533, in the meaning defined above

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a complex dispute or argument

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