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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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After 11 years in the industry—and of having this scene repeat itself over and over again backstage—Anderson was fed up. Michaela Dosamantes, Glamour, "6 Women Who Are Shaping the Future of Fashion," 23 Oct. 2018 The struggle comes when a high-concept premise collides with the need to expand a series into something that can repeat itself over and over. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Why the era of Peak TV is the era of the disappointing second season," 1 Aug. 2018 The young Palestinian from Gaza was one of 60 migrants the crew of the Open Arms rescued Saturday from a rubber boat floating in waters off Libya's coast, a scenario that's been repeated over and over on the Mediterranean Sea in recent years. NBC News, "Aid groups rescue migrants from Mediterranean, but welcoming ports dwindle," 4 July 2018 The story has been told over and over about the Giants’ absence of homegrown outfielders, that the only one since Marvin Benard in 2000 with 500 plate appearances in a season was Fred Lewis in 2008, the first year of the post-Barry Bonds era. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, "Giants’ homegrown outfield of the future taking shape in Sacramento," 3 May 2018 The justifications for the payments are often shaky—for instance, record labels and 1960s musicians sued Pandora over and over to pay an unprecedented royalty on pre-1972 recordings (essentially new money for old rope) until the company capitulated. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Why Spotify Will Never Make Money," 3 May 2018 For an extra $2, one of them gave me a full-body mud massage and flipped me over and over in the goo like a hotdog in a fondue pot. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "I Bathed in Colombia’s “Volcano of Youth” and My Skin Has Never Felt Softer," 23 Oct. 2018 Worse, loading the game on any other testing rig resulted in the same crash, over and over—with no error message. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "My confusing, 10-day journey to getting a UWP game to work on Windows 10," 3 Oct. 2018 Definitely would do the same thing over and over again with the birth of my child. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Catcher J.T. Realmuto returns to Marlins as an All-Star and a father," 13 July 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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