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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Underlying genetic features could be part of what drives these tumors to grow back again and again. Jessica Alice Farrell, Smithsonian, "Should We Share Human Cancer Treatments With Tumorous Turtles?," 11 July 2018 Over the past five years, events have forced the traditionally apolitical titans of Silicon Valley to reckon again and again with their burgeoning political responsibilities. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "Immigration Fight Shows Silicon Valley Must Stop Feigning Neutrality," 8 July 2018 Unfortunately for Muslera, the highlight is going to be shown again and again during the tournament. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Uruguay goalie's blunder gifts a goal to France at World Cup," 6 July 2018 The plaza was gated off for the occasion, leaving curious passersby straining for glimpses within, as the song's familiar riff kicked up again and again. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "'Amazing Race' films in Detroit; teams rappel down Guardian Building," 3 July 2018 The divers, for example, were thwarted again and again by rising floodwater that forced them to pull out of the extremely narrow passageway to the cave. NBC News, "How search-and-rescue crews found the missing Thai boys soccer team," 2 July 2018 What brings them together again and again is their creative chemistry. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Working Women of GLOW," 1 July 2018 The protesters who showed up again and again outside Issa’s office were among the most visible grassroots groups that style themselves as the resistance to President Trump and are trying to help Democrats take the House from Republicans. Joe Garofoli,, "How anti-Trump activists shaped Democratic wins in California," 10 June 2018 Research has shown, again and again, that emotional and physical health are inextricably linked. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Loneliness Can Actually Hurt Your Heart. Here's Why," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of again and again

1533, in the meaning defined above

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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