history repeats itself


: the same thing happens again

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But his sluggish 40 time means the 49ers, who traded up 15 spots to make Brown their first draft pick, will have a chance to see if history repeats itself. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 May 2023 If history repeats itself, more will be added as the countdown to the holiday weekend continues. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 May 2023 The saying goes that history repeats itself as tragedy, then as farce. Alison Herman, Variety, 1 May 2023 Duff recently went on a Starbucks run in the taupe version, according to the brand, and if history repeats itself, a slew of other stars are about to follow suit. Claire Harmeyer, Peoplemag, 26 Apr. 2023 Ironically, the arresting officer was Black, which just goes to show that history repeats itself. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Apr. 2023 The Miami Hurricanes are hoping history repeats itself this week. Adam Lichtenstein, Sun Sentinel, 22 Mar. 2023 The old Karl Marx line is that history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. Rich Lowry, National Review, 17 Mar. 2023 But act fast — if history repeats itself, this kit will probably sell out quickly. Lindsey Metrus, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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“History repeats itself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/history%20repeats%20itself. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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