from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Said, done, or occurring again and again: We heard repeated knocks on the door.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of repeat.
  • adj. Having been said or done again.
  • adj. Sequential.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. recurring again and again


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  • The question was not "if" but "when": a word repeated twice, in different places.

    David Bromwich: Obama's Drift Toward War With Iran

  • Studying the map carefully, I saw the phrase repeated across the map.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • The phrase repeated and replayed like a network news ticker across her brain, giving her the courage to go through with her plan.

    Substitute Me

  • Debatable I know if this dirty techno tune really is a song, but it does have words, such as those in the title repeated at strategic moments designed to release ever greater doses of adrenaline.

    My favourite songs?

  • He had no obligations and had never before fully realized the significance of that state, having heard the phrase repeated in error so often by others.


  • The final blank PP. 6 has been replaced by an independent leaf having on the one side the title repeated with woodcut, and on the other the printer's device, either of which may in the binding be made the recto.

    Catalogue of the William Loring Andrews Collection of Early Books in the Library of Yale University

  • "You should have seen it in color," says McClanahan, superintendent of Bastrop State Park, mentioning a phrase repeated in Jamey Johnson's award-winning country song "In Color." rss feed

  • "Get back out there" was a phrase repeated by the ex-players, citing words they heard during practices or games.

    The Seattle Times

  • I doubt this assumption, but I write to warn of something more dangerous, which is the effect of the term repeated in public, in the media, and by our politicians.

    Sun Journal top news

  • Has anyone been 'captured,' to use the term repeated on TV screens for days with little results?

    Pak Tea House


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