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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
Allen explained later that Wovas confessed of his own accord during initial conversations with detectives and reiterated his statement during a formal interrogation following the reading of his Miranda rights.
On Saturday when asked for comment, the White House reiterated the benefit of the new law to the middle class.
Earlier this year, the councils' leadership reiterated the same concerns to President Trump.
Six fights at the 1,200-student Wilde Lake High School in Columbia this school year prompted a Dec. 4 letter from the principal to parents, seeking their help and reiterating that violence has no place in school, or society.
Wonder reiterated all evening that the concert had to end at 11:30 p.m.
Allred reiterated the willingness of Nelson to testify under oath to the U.S. Senate about her experience with Moore.
This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production.
On Tuesday, public health officials reiterated recommendations that all workers who handle food be vaccinated against hepatitis A infection, and Rippletoe said more than 200 who work at the convention center will be immunized by the end of the week.
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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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