over and over

adverb

Definition of over and over

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 In our other branch of coverage, cooking, columnist Ben Mims and writer Julie Giuffrida are out collecting ingredients and in their kitchens, trying recipes over and over to get them just right. Daniel Hernandezfood Editor, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2022 Particularly for The Skin of Our Teeth, which is about the end of the world over and over and over again, and the totality of human existence, scale is helpful. Liz Appel, Vogue, 28 Apr. 2022 How to explain the song that somehow emerges out of the same chords strummed over and over; the commotion and sense of impending doom backstage and then the pin-drop hush on opening night; the vast stillness that precedes the decisive gesture? New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 Once established, bees will return to the same spot over and over. Deanna Kizis, Sunset Magazine, 13 Apr. 2022 Starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, and J.K. Simmons, Palm Springs is about two wedding guests who get sucked into a time vortex and are forced to re-live the same day over and over. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 12 Apr. 2022 Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams has racked his brain over and over about managing a team that's already clinched the No. 1 overall seed with five games remaining in the regular season. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 2 Apr. 2022 It’s like the same TV show over and over and over again. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Apr. 2022 Time slips away to riding on the Beast over and over, testing whether the front car or back car has the most exciting trip. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of over and over

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

16 May 2022

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“Over and over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20and%20over. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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