history repeats itself

idiom

: the same thing happens again

Examples of history repeats itself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are slated to square off in a debate on Thursday, which could include a standout moment for one of the men if history repeats itself. Jack Birle, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 26 June 2024 What these parallels show is not that history repeats itself or rhymes; the point, rather, is that the history made in those earlier eras is still being made today. Stephen Kotkin, Foreign Affairs, 6 Apr. 2022 The Wildcats can only hope that history repeats itself, that the fourth time proves to be the charm, once again. Glenn Reeves, The Mercury News, 3 Mar. 2024 Lawmakers can refer it to Arizona voters this year by majority vote and don't need her signature, but if history repeats itself, the governor's backing may be crucial to getting the public to sign off. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 16 Jan. 2024 That's not the only way Kyle is hoping history repeats itself. Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2024 The arguments here have to do with how history repeats itself and the dangers of making homes into tradable commodities. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 If history repeats itself, however, the plane could exceed expectations and break records. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 Jan. 2024 The same happened with Tesla, and now history repeats itself with China’s emergence as an EV powerhouse. Carlton Reid, WIRED, 14 Oct. 2023

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“History repeats itself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/history%20repeats%20itself. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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