re·​peat·​ed | \ ri-ˈpē-təd How to pronounce repeated (audio) \

Definition of repeated

1 : renewed or recurring again and again repeated changes of plan
2 : said, done, or presented again

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Examples of repeated in a Sentence

The landlord ignored her repeated requests to have the stove repaired. He never succeeded in spite of repeated attempts.
Recent Examples on the Web His public appearance was also defined by repeated gaffes and racist, sexist and classist remarks over the decades. Washington Post, "Who was Prince Philip and what does his death mean for the British royal family?," 9 Apr. 2021 This kind of exercise consists of repeated, hard bouts of work interspersed with periods of recovery. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "This 20-Minute HIIT Workout Is Perfect for a Quick Sweat," 8 Apr. 2021 The Wolstein Center coronavirus vaccine clinic has been a rare and repeated source of good news during the pandemic. cleveland, "To hold Donald Trump to account for the Jan. 6 riot, Marcy Kaptur joins a lawsuit against him: This Week in the CLE," 8 Apr. 2021 Remember Starbuck’s repeated cup-design backlash from conservatives? Los Angeles Times, "Essential Politics: In the voting rights debate, Georgia gets a jolt from big business," 7 Apr. 2021 The news organizations are collaborating on an investigation into the residential treatment industry, which has faced repeated accusations of child abuse and neglect. Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, "A girl, her hands zip tied, was forced to sit in a horse trough at a Utah ‘troubled-teen’ center," 26 Mar. 2021 Resurging xenophobia recalls Hollywood’s repeated images of Chinatown as a dark warren of yellow peril. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "What Was the Asian American Character Actor?," 26 Mar. 2021 The repeated three-word rebuke of the then-candidate Trump in the chorus gives way to criticism, threats and the uplifting of marginalized groups. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "New biography of late rapper Nipsey Hussle is as celebratory as it is heartbreaking," 25 Mar. 2021 This development hardly comes as a surprise, given Biden’s and Blinken’s repeated overtures for cooperation with Beijing. Jimmy Quinn, National Review, "Biden’s Talks with China Won’t End Well," 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of repeated

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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11 Apr 2021

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“Repeated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of repeated

: said, done, or happening again and again


re·​peat·​ed | \ ri-ˈpē-təd How to pronounce repeated (audio) \

Kids Definition of repeated

: done or happening again and again repeated attempts

Other Words from repeated

repeatedly adverb

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