over and over


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the little girl demanded over and over to be picked up so she could see the performers on stage
Recent Examples on the Web And with a few simple instrumental parts and muted vocal phrases repeated over and over, Solange conjures immersive trance states that become habitats for meditating, dancing and dreaming. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "The 10 Best Albums of 2019," 27 Nov. 2019 Same situation over and over and over: hungry, struggle. Shelly Bradbury, The Denver Post, "Denver weathers heavy snow on a busy travel day," 26 Nov. 2019 And so when the women talk, these are the words that get repeated over and over. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Four Seasoned Journalists Will Moderate Tonight’s Presidential Debate—They Happen to Be Women," 20 Nov. 2019 The decision by Juliet's mother, a witch, to curse her daughter's lover inadvertently ties Juliet to him through time—dooming her to relive the same love affair over and over for centuries to come. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Ars To-Be-Read: Five books we’re most excited to read in 2020," 15 Nov. 2019 The other word that people use over and over again to describe Levin's death is shocking. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "Looking Back at the Preppy Killer Case, More Than 30 Years Later," 12 Nov. 2019 Calling Jeremy Corbyn a socialist over and over in 2017 seemed to help Corbyn more than hurt him. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "If Boris Isn’t Careful, Brexit Could Disappear in a Winter Snap," 8 Nov. 2019 The environment simulates variables like friction, and a robotic arm tries to grasp an object over and over using different grips. Wired, "If You Want a Robot to Learn Better, Be a Jerk to It," 6 Nov. 2019 The recycling problem If a company manufactures the same unit or component—glass products, for example—over and over, year after year, the process is predictable. Matt Iverson, Quartz, "The problem big manufacturers have with recycling—and how to fix it," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of over and over

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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6 Dec 2019

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“Over and over.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20and%20over. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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