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 Meanings and Examples of REPETITION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
repetition
 n.  act of doing or performing again
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  Now, her never- too-scrupulous sense of honor was dulled by repetition of the offense and even fear of discovery had subsided.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
2  Scarlett heard over and over until she could have screamed at the repetition: "I'd have taken their damned oath right after the surrender if they'd acted decent."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
3  But to Miss Bart's relief the repetition of her promise was cut short by the opening of the box door to admit George Dorset.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
4  For all her visions she could not control her voice, and she was bored by the fiftieth repetition of her few lines as maid.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
5  So Jurgis went on meditating; until finally, when he had been an hour or two in the hall, there began to prepare itself a repetition of the dismal catastrophe of the night before.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 28
6  Magua shook his head, forbidding the repetition of offers he so much despised.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
7  When he had taken this precaution, the scout placed himself in an attitude of intense attention and listened long and keenly for a repetition of the low sound that had so unexpectedly startled him.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
8  His talk was an endless repetition.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
9  The repetition was senseless, hideous, stupefying.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
10  All else was verbiage, repetition.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
11  But, her repetition of these words seemed to strike with some little discord on his ear.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XV
12  Mr. Bounderby may have been annoyed by the repetition of his own words to Stephen Blackpool, but he cut the quotation short with an angry start.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
13  One by one the sullen sounds fell successively on the ear, leaving but sufficient space for each to die away in distant echo, ere the air was again filled by repetition of the iron knell.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
14  The repetition of the word, brought Toby to a dead stand-still.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
15  Shortly remarking that their roads were different, he departed, without more ceremony than an emphatic repetition of the hour of appointment for the following night.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Example Sentence:
1  I want no repetition of your bad behavior.
2  The job involved the constant repetition of the same movements.
3  The key to acquiring proficiency in any task is repetition.
4  Today the city government has taken measures to prevent a repetition of last year's confrontation.
5  The constant repetition of violence has blunted the human response to it.
6  He could also have cut out much of the repetition and thus saved many pages.
7  Suddenly there was a flash of light and Tom came tearing by him: "Run!" said he; "run, for your life!" He needn't have repeated it; once was enough; Huck was making thirty or forty miles an hour before the repetition was uttered.
8  The superintendent of Lowood (for such was this lady) having taken her seat before a pair of globes placed on one of the tables, summoned the first class round her, and commenced giving a lesson on geography; the lower classes were called by the teachers: repetitions in history, grammar, &c., went on for an hour.
9  The aim of the repetitions of the same commercial on television is nothing but to brainwash consumers into compulsive sonsumption.
10  This condition is sometimes termed RSI, or repetitive strain injury.
11  Machines can now perform many repetitive tasks in the home.
12  In its simplest form, vibration can be considered to be the oscillation or repetitive motion of an object around an equilibrium position.