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 Surfers put themselves through this life cycle over and over again in the water, learning to embody resiliency along the way. Claire Salinda, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 And these predictions have data behind them—the Zillow team reviewed about 300 home features and design styles featured in their for-sale listings and narrowed the list down to the keywords that showed up over and over. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 8 Nov. 2023 Much of it didn’t end up in the picture; some of it was used over and over. Tim Greiving, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Merely wanting something to be true and repeating it over and over doesn't necessarily make it so. Bradley Gitz, arkansasonline.com, 13 Nov. 2023 America obsesses over the heroics of special operators, specifically those who have developed a brand–the ones represented over and over again in countless movies and books. Bypat Gault, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2023 ProPublica reported earlier this year on how undocumented dairy workers are ticketed over and over for driving without a license. Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, 10 Nov. 2023 Such critics also alleged that because the platform prioritized anonymity, users who had been banned for egregious or predatory behavior were able to return over and over again. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 9 Nov. 2023 Buy it once, and wear it over and over, no matter the season. Rachel Sylvester, Glamour, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of over and over was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Over and over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20and%20over. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

over and over

: many times : often
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