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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

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Of course, as Succession slyly asserts over and over, there is not a lot of difference between today’s impossibly rich clans and those of the Gilded Age. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "How Succession Skewers the Rich," 9 Sep. 2019 Manager Torey Lovullo’s shock is almost to be expected, as is his ability to convince himself over and over that his club is about to go on a prolonged run. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Arizona Diamondbacks turn in another ‘clunker’ in loss to Rockies," 21 Aug. 2019 Moreover, the study practices that college students use most commonly – highlighting or underlining notes, reading material over and over, and summarizing class content – are the least effective. Ryan Korstange, The Conversation, "5 tips for college students to avoid burnout," 19 Aug. 2019 Last spring, Frances Halsband—one of New York City’s most respected and accomplished architects—was having the same conversation over and over again: What the hell is going on in architecture? Diana Budds, Curbed, "Inside the AIA’s efforts to address #MeToo," 5 Aug. 2019 June has saved Janine’s life over and over and over again and now this is a unique moment for Janine to say, Hey, something’s wrong here. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "Madeline Brewer Breaks Down Janine's Empowering New Handmaid's Tale Journey," 23 July 2019 Or exasperation at hearing over and over (and over) again about how many trade chips Boston has? Chris Mannix, SI.com, "So Much for Kyrie and AD: Where Do the Celtics Go From Here?," 17 June 2019 But don’t drive yourself crazy rinsing rice grains over and over, waiting for the water to run completely clear. oregonlive.com, "How to cook perfect rice: Chances are, you’re doing it all wrong," 26 Aug. 2019 Folded over and over again as if top secret, the ink faded though clearly her mother’s hand. Kate Walbert, The New Yorker, "To Do," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of over and over

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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