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the little girl demanded over and over to be picked up so she could see the performers on stage

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It’s been proposed over and over again for nearly 200 years, and nearly always amounts to nothing. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Cape Town Wants to Tow an Iceberg to Solve Its Water Shortage," 6 July 2018 Despite often being prolific Redditors, converts sink the least effort into conspiracy theorizing, often repeating the same small point over and over. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "Here’s One Way to Reform an Internet Conspiracy Theorist," 27 June 2018 Some students also were attempting to game the computer program by writing one spectacular paragraph and then repeating it over and over again. James Vaznis, BostonGlobe.com, "Mass. ponders hiring a computer to grade MCAS essays. What could go wrong?," 21 May 2018 Here’s how the Post breaks it down: Trump has a proclivity to repeat, over and over, many of his false or misleading statements. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "Trump Has Been in Office Fewer Than 500 Days. Here’s How Many Times He’s Lied," 10 May 2018 They’ve been allowed to fail over and over, each time learning a little bit more. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Inside X, the Moonshot Factory Racing to Build the Next Google," 11 July 2018 In a scene that recurs over and over again in season two of Westworld, Dolores and Bernard Lowe, the artificial reincarnation of Arnold Weber, sit across from one another and converse. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Puzzled by Westworld? Look to Shakespeare.," 26 June 2018 But anyone who watched the Bucks play under Jason Kidd and Joe Prunty last season saw players who made the same mistakes over and over and too often fell back into old, bad habits. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: This Bud's for you, Milwaukee Bucks fans," 21 May 2018 Who knows why something on Pinterest suddenly takes off and gets pinned over and over by thousands of users? Marci Robin, Allure, "Hanging Eucalyptus in the Shower Is Trending on Pinterest," 18 May 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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to reject or criticize sharply

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