over and over

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Examples of over and over in a Sentence

the little girl demanded over and over to be picked up so she could see the performers on stage
Recent Examples on the Web That powerful bias toward maximizing engagement, in turn, helps explain why platforms are caught over and over again steering users toward provocative and even radicalizing content. Gilad Edelman, Wired, "A Case Against the Peeping Tom Theory of Privacy," 15 Feb. 2021 As evolution tells us over and over again, something that looks like a certain species doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a family member (looking at you, king crabs). Sara Kiley Watson, Popular Science, "Dire wolves are actually ice age mega-foxes," 21 Jan. 2021 Over the last five decades, Joe Biden endured multiple personal tragedies and saw his political obituary written over and over again—yet always found a way to pick up the pieces and move forward. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "Amid High Drama, Biden Declares Democracy Has Survived, Unity Possible," 20 Jan. 2021 Experts have told us over and over again that face masks are an essential tool in our battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Mask Mandates Really Do Work, According to a New CDC Study," 23 Nov. 2020 The footage verifies what skeptics questioned: Wallace does have a knife, and the police do tell him over and over to drop it. Hannah Meyers, Washington Examiner, "Bodycam footage isn't building bridges," 19 Nov. 2020 Engineers at Morton Thiokol, a NASA contractor, had known about this design flaw for months, had seen it over and over in the boosters when they were recovered from launches and inspected. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "SpaceX’s Riskiest Business," 15 Nov. 2020 This call to arms was made over and over again by the Democratic powers that be. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "North Carolina Keeps Breaking My Heart," 6 Nov. 2020 Kylie has, more or less, remained untouched as the rest of her sisters have gotten called over and over again for their photoshop fails, but this time, Kylie is just as guilty. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Every Time the Kardashian/Jenners Were Caught in a Photoshop Fail," 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of over and over

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 Feb 2021

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“Over and over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20and%20over. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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