re·peat·ed·ly | \ri-ˈpē-təd-lē \

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Examples of repeatedly in a Sentence

I've told him repeatedly not to do that.

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In arrest warrants, authorities allege Anderson repeatedly told officers that Rutledge, 32, had just left his home before the blaze broke out — all the while knowing Rutledge was in a second-floor bedroom. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "Boyfriend charged weeks after woman dies in Gwinnett townhome fire," 10 July 2018 Porter said her boyfriend was sitting poolside, dangling his feet in the water with socks on when Walker approached him, telling him repeatedly to take his socks off. USA TODAY, "Woman fired after calling the police on a black man for wearing socks in community pool," 8 July 2018 Key presidential allies, like donor Harold Hamm, repeatedly told Trump that Pruitt was actually carrying out his agenda. Josh Dawsey,, "How did Scott Pruitt survive months of controversy? By preserving his relationship with Trump at all costs," 6 July 2018 The theory is that volcanic eruptions have repeatedly proved that shading happens without causing widespread disasters or major health problems. John Fialka, Scientific American, "The Best Way to Shade Earth," 5 July 2018 During his 2016 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump repeatedly told his followers the electoral system was rigged. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "If Faith in Democracy Ebbs, Danger Rises," 2 July 2018 Police told Lancaster Online another officer, Shannon Mazzante, arrived on the scene just after 10 a.m. and repeatedly told Williams to sit down on the sidewalk, but Williams didn't comply. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Video captures officers using stun gun on sitting man," 29 June 2018 And records show that school officials and neighbors repeatedly contacted authorities with concerns and allegations. Joe Heim And Julie Tate,, "As children begged for help, adoption system failed them," 13 July 2018 And records show that school officials and neighbors repeatedly contacted authorities with concerns and allegations. Washington Post, "Abuse, neglect and a system that failed: The tragic lives of the Hart children," 12 July 2018

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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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