Definition of repeat in English:
- I don't think I need to repeat what I've already said about this film.
- Even if you've read everything that Moore has ever written, and know this already, it bears repeating.
- The name Susanna is also repeated, echoing that same vowel and sibilant.
- We can take that small gift, and rather than give in to the emptiness, the ever-echo that merely repeats us back to us - we can sing through it, and listen for something else.
- Similarly, Lee repeats Carter's greeting to his black buddies and creates many funny situations.
- He also repeated Judge Woolsey's famous remark about Ulysses being ‘emetic rather than erotic’ though he did not refer the court to his source.
- This way, it took me three years to finalise the script,’ informs the film - maker, who asserts that he never repeats himself.
- He repeats himself, something broadcasters of his calibre rarely do.
- Mountstuart also contradicts and repeats himself, as diarists tend to do.
- He repeats it once too often, and it begs the question, ‘From whom?’
- Because it is becoming less and less likely every day that they will prosper by attempting to repeat the actions of the Baby Boomers who came before them.
- Gass repeated the experiment dozens of times - and each time the blade stopped immediately.
- I missed 2 weeks of school and almost had to repeat second grade.
- Young children often repeat grades because teachers or parents feel they have not acquired the appropriate academic or social skills to advance to the next grade.
- I was in the classroom with Merce for over ten years and not once did he repeat a class.
- While we do not necessarily expect history to repeat itself, a dollar rally may still take longer to materialise than many now seem to expect.
- Our linguistic history is repeating itself in this latest verbal revolution.
- Stu Ungar, who repeated as champion that year, was a coke-addled enfant terrible whose wavelength happened to be out of phase with that of the London man of letters.
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- As many recall, the soybean market, along with other grains to a more limited extent, went through the roof during the past year; the coming year may perhaps be a repeat in some similar way.
- And, clearly, the majority of Russians are averse to any repeat of the terror employed by the Soviets in 1918.
- Because there'll be no repeat, we believe ourselves safe, and tomorrow we'll be able to pretend that nothing happened.
- By the way, if you missed the show, you can catch the repeat on Radio 4 at 5pm on Sunday, 27 April.
- Presuming for a second that no one has ever watched repeats of the television show on Nick at Nite, the premise is that the central female character is a real-life honest to goodness witch, whose family are the only ones aware of her secret.
- We'd do a film together if somebody came up with an idea that wasn't a remake or a repeat or a sequel.
- However, they can also suffer from static displays which, having been viewed once, discourage repeat visits.
- Although some traders practiced fraud, others worked hard to acquire reputations for fair business practices in order to encourage repeat sales.
- This is a true crime for which they are repeat offenders.
- In subdued colours they comprise practically endless pattern repeats.
- A repeat of the pattern after a pause would take commodity prices substantially higher.
- His growing obsession with time and with adjusting all kinds of clocks from local Taipei to Paris time is amusing, but his actions are essentially repeats of a pattern, going in the same direction.
- The melody in the tenor part was also often repeated, but not always to synchronize with the rhythmic repeat.
- The term was commonly used in Baroque instrumental music, such as concertos, and regularly in minuet-and-trio structures, to indicate the repeat of the minuet.
- He gives us few tempo indications, but gives us repeats that we can arbitrarily take or not.
compete from early 17th century:
This word is from Latin competere in its late sense ‘strive or contend for (something)’: the elements here are com- ‘together’ and petere ‘aim at, seek’. As well as giving us competition (early 17th century) this is also the source of competent (Late Middle English); while petere gives us: impetus [M17] and impetuous (Late Middle English) ‘seek towards, assail’; petition (Middle English) an act of seeking for something; petulant (late 16th century) originally immodest in what you seek; and repeat (Late Middle English) seek again.
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