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Examples of reiterate in a Sentence
- He iterates and reiterates that his lab likewise provided the French with many biological tools and samples, as well as significant technical guidance … —Natalie Angier, New York Times Book Review, 24 Mar. 1991
- Easy victories bring little satisfaction; repeated failures encourage reiterated effort, to the moment of ultimate gratification or ultimate resignation. —Peter Gay, Style in History, 1974
- Judge Douglas has again, for, I believe, the fifth time, if not the seventh, in my presence, reiterated his charge of a conspiracy or combination between the National Democrats and Republicans. —Abraham Lincoln, debate versus Stephen A. Douglas, 7 Oct. 1858
- "And are you glad to see me?" asked she, reiterating her former question, and pleased to detect the faint dawn of a smile. —Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, 1847
She avoided answering our questions directly, instead reiterating that the answers could be found in her book.
Allow me to reiterate: if I am elected, I will not raise taxes.
Recent Examples of reiterate from the Web
His spokeswoman reiterated that position Wednesday.
In a short interview with The Star on Tuesday, Royals general manager Dayton Moore reiterated that his club was still pursuing Hosmer.
West Ham have issued a statement via their official website, backing manager David Moyes and reiterating their position on his contractual agreement with the club.
Democrats are eager to increase domestic spending along with military spending, and Schumer reiterated that view Tuesday morning.
Jenkins, who has raised his first during the national anthem for much of the past two years before stopping when the NFL earmarked $90 million to the player’s coalition for social justice reform, reiterated his position on CNN Monday morning.
At the Olympics, Pence is expected to combat North Korea’s propaganda efforts and reiterate President Donald Trump’s stance that all options are on the table until North Korea halts its nuclear ambitions.
In 2000, the office reiterated that 1973 position that the Constitution forbids the indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting president.
Museveni tweeted his admiration for Trump on Tuesday and reiterated his comments during a speech to lawmakers in Kampala.
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Did You Know?
Can you guess the meaning of iterate, a less common relative of reiterate? It must mean simply "to state or do," right? Nope. Actually, iterate also means "to state or do again." It's no surprise, then, that some usage commentators have insisted that reiterate must always mean "to say or do again AND AGAIN." No such nice distinction exists in actual usage, however. Both reiterate and iterate can convey the idea of a single repetition or of many repetitions. Reiterate is the older of the two words — it first appeared in the 15th century, whereas iterate turned up around 1533. Both stem from the Latin verb iterare, which is itself from iterum ("again"), but reiterate took an extra step, through Latin reiterare("to repeat").
Origin and Etymology of reiterate
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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