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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
In the days that followed, the president issued a series of tweets reiterating his views and calling for a boycott of games by fans.
Kozel reiterated that none of the scenarios are being considered at this moment.
Conway has acknowledged her understanding of the standards and has reiterated her commitment to abiding by them in the future.
The goal isn’t just to reiterate the horrors of ongoing violence in the region, but also to show that the refugees are real people with families and hobbies.
Residents also contested the price after several appraisals valued the land under $10 million, which two residents reiterated at Tuesday’s meeting.
Evan Bentley, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said his presentation on behalf of his Portland office will essentially reiterate a prediction by its umbrella agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Read through some of the standout tweets, below, as Pink tried to sift through the nonsense and reiterate her stance that positivity should rule the day.
Union began her string of tweets on Sunday by reiterating the notion that women should never be blamed for being assaulted or harassed — nor for staying silent.
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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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