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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPEATING

Aldonza had certainly not taught him the phrases he was so fond of repeating.

He was repeating like a frightened child, "For God's sake, Hal, don't die—don't die."

He hoped he might have the privilege of repeating his visit.

And this time, instead of repeating my words, she answered: "Oh no."

The person-- was one that I wouldn't have dreamt was capable of repeating it.

About two, the repeating ships announced that the enemy were at sea.

Repeating the words, "Fellows who are dodging about the water!"

Kirkwood poked his cane through the trap, repeating the address.

They never get tired of repeating to-morrow what they did yesterday.

However, he passed on, repeating that they must see everything first of all.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to say what one has already said," from Old French repeter "say or do again, get back, demand the return of" (13c., Modern French répéeter), from Latin repetere "do or say again; attack again," from re- "again" (see re-) + petere "to go to; attack; strive after; ask for, beseech" (see petition (n.)).

Meaning "say what another has said" is from 1590s. As an emphatic word in radio broadcasts, 1938. Meaning "do over again" is from 1550s; specific meaning "to take a course of education over again" is recorded from 1945, American English. Related: Repeated; repeating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REPEATING

cyclic

adjectiverecurrent
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