repeatedly

adverb
re·​peat·​ed·​ly | \ ri-ˈpē-təd-lē How to pronounce repeatedly (audio) \

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Examples of repeatedly in a Sentence

I've told him repeatedly not to do that.
Recent Examples on the Web Although Americans consistently rank high drug prices as one of their top concerns, lawmakers have repeatedly failed to unite to pass meaningful legislation, in part because of stiff opposition from the powerful pharmaceutical industry. Tami Luhby, CNN, "Hill Democrats aren’t waiting for Biden on health care reforms," 3 May 2021 More worrisome is the fact that security agencies have repeatedly failed to protect Copts and prevent attacks against churches and Coptic properties. Doug Bandow, National Review, "The Perilous State of Religious Freedom Worldwide," 2 May 2021 Reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah to form one government have repeatedly failed. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, "Palestinian Authority President Postpones Parliamentary Vote," 30 Apr. 2021 But in Texas, where top lawmakers often promote personal responsibility over state mandates, efforts to pass similar carbon monoxide requirements have repeatedly failed. NBC News, "Texas enabled the worst carbon monoxide poisoning catastrophe in recent U.S. history," 29 Apr. 2021 Over the years, residents have repeatedly asked for a grocery store. Dallas News, "Jubilee Market, a non-profit grocery store in Waco, seeks to provide affordable, nutritious foods in low-income neighborhood," 28 Apr. 2021 Bret Bergstrom, said in his resignation letter that elected officials in the town repeatedly asked police to sit on the highway and write citations to people traveling through. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Mantua mayor resigns after firing police chief," 26 Apr. 2021 The most prominent effort has been led by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who has tried and failed repeatedly to pass a bill that would allow the state to overrule local decisions against housing development near transit hubs. Scott Wilson, Washington Post, "Confronting a shifting climate, how will California grow?," 23 Apr. 2021 Officials repeatedly failed to investigate the complaint and could have unearthed more about Foppoli’s alleged behavior, Cynthia Dizikes and Alexandria Bordas report. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "California's droughts sometimes make better wine - but they're bad for the industry overall. Here's why," 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of repeatedly

circa 1718, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of repeatedly was circa 1718

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6 May 2021

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“Repeatedly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repeatedly. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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