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the little girl demanded over and over to be picked up so she could see the performers on stage

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But soon, SpaceX will begin flying astronauts on the Falcon 9, and NASA wants the company to fly the rocket in the same configuration over and over before people get on board. Loren Grush, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: SpaceX," 29 Dec. 2018 Shakespeare has been done over and over for centuries and is still relevant today, and this show can be done the same way. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "This Revival of Oklahoma! Is the Hottest Ticket in New York City," 30 Oct. 2018 The tools were distributed throughout layers of dirt, suggesting our unidentified ancient relatives came back to the same site over and over, possibly following animals to hunt. Time, "A Discovery in China Suggests That Human-Like Species Left Africa 250,000 Years Earlier Than Believed," 13 July 2018 Just excruciating, horrible, liver eating over and over for eternity. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "Think these movies are too gory? The Greek myths they're based on are worse," 12 July 2018 The tools were distributed throughout layers of dirt, suggesting our unidentified ancient relatives came back to the same site over and over, possibly following animals to hunt. Emiliano Rodriguez Mega, chicagotribune.com, "Stone tools excavated in China suggest human relatives left Africa earlier," 11 July 2018 The lack of different winners overall is alarming — the same winners over and over becomes stale, disengages fans and destroys the competitive parity in the sport — but the burden to change that absolutely does not fall to under-25's alone. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "Blaming NASCAR's young drivers for attendance issues just a sign of a greater problem," 6 July 2018 There are few places where a teenager will practice a trick over and over purely for the pleasure of grace. Amelia Nierenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Lynch Family Skatepark offers teenagers discipline, camaraderie, freedom," 2 July 2018 On buses and through dark nights, Perla told her daughter over and over that everything would be OK. Dianna M. Náñez, azcentral, "Another migrant mother sues Trump for her child: 'I'm praying to God for help'," 26 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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