• WordNet 3.6
    • n repetitiveness verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
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  • Robert Collier
    “Constant repetition carries conviction.”
  • Milan Kundera
    “Happiness is the longing for repetition.”
  • Edith Summerskill
    Edith Summerskill
    “Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.”
  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “Like warmed-up cabbage served at each repast, The repetition kills the wretch at last.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “There is repetition everywhere, and nothing is found only once in the world.”


In literature:

This he told himself over and over again, seeking in its steady repetition salve for his hurt, overwrought feelings.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
The repetition seems designed to settle this fact beyond question.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
So he fell back upon earnest repetition.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
In repetition this was especially noticeable.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
The principal Song is in the Three-Part form, with exact repetitions.
"Lessons in Music Form" by Percy Goetschius
Striking hands together in applause and desire for repetition (319).
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
It was a repetition of the fight at Moose Factory.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
They think that safety lies in repetition, that if you do nothing, nothing will be done to you.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
The thoughts ran through his head like the repetition of some weird refrain.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
When the repetition of a series of acts has rendered habit secure, the association is relatively certain.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts

In poetry:

One only memory left of all
The motley crowd of vanished scenes,
Hers, and vain impulse to recall
By repetition what it means.
"Phoebe" by James Russell Lowell
The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to ocean -
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition.
"Devotion" by Robert Frost
The Beaver had counted with scrupulous care,
Attending to every word:
But it fairly lost heart, and outgrabe in despair,
When the third repetition occurred.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
There Repetitions one another meet,
Expresly strong, or languishingly sweet,
And raise the sort of Sentiment they please,
And urge the sort of Sentiment they raise.
"An Essay On The Different Stiles Of Poetry" by Thomas Parnell
I wonder, Momus,
Whether shadows of the dead sit somewhere and look
with deep laughter
On men who play in terrible earnest the old, known,
solemn repetitions of history.
"Momus" by Carl Sandburg
There is not much else to tell.
One tries one's best to continue as before,
Doing some little good.
But I would have you know that all is not well
With a man dead set to ignore
The endless repetitions of his own murmurous blood.
"A Letter" by Anthony Hecht

In news:

Repetition, compulsion and miles of yarn at Flanders Gallery.
If generating practice repetitions were an Olympic sport, Oregon coach Chip Kelly would be covered in gold medals.
Error-proofing can include adding automation to processes that are dangerous, dirty, exacting, or repetitive.
The repetitive cry of the loon echoes across nearly every body of water by day, and by night the haunting howls of wolves pierce the darkness.
The line was equipped with hoists to spare aging backs, adjustable-height work benches and wooden floors instead of rubber to help hips swivel during repetitive tasks.
SOUTH PORTLAND — Jaime Gili's artwork revolves around three central elements: color, speed and repetition.
Study shows that SSRI antidepressants may help autistic adults stop repetitive actions.
Automating repetitive programming tasks is useful for more than just threading operations at STP.
So, to spare you the hassle of hours of repetitive gameplay, we've compiled the 15 coolest Easter eggs right here.
Trying to help his mother find ever-elusive happiness, Russo gets sucked into what he acknowledges is "a dangerous loop of repetitive behavior".
The reason we initially vote either Democratic or Republican may be because of a certain candidate or cause, but after it occurs, it seems that we become repetitive, perhaps without thinking about the vote.
The difficulty with keeping it real in punk lies in the danger of repetitiveness.
Then be sure that your core is nice and activated by doing 10 repetitions of boat and low boat pose.
One full hour of mind-numbing, repetitive nonsense -- chasing this stupid horseman.
In which we observe Tad Friend's magnificently repetitive use of a certain technique.

In science:

So to recap, if we sample with repetition r vertices, then with probability at least 1/4 they are all distinct, all connected, and have at least r red edges and at least r blue edges.
The Effect of Induced Subgraphs on Quasi-Randomness
In order to avoid repetition we formulate the following assumption on the distribution function F .
Exact Tail Asymptotics of Dirichlet Distributions
But then also the word w ′ ℓ has no repetitions, thus our claim on the j k -factorisation of w ′ is proved.
Presentations of subgroups of the braid group generated by powers of band generators
These two thresholds are the two upper curves in the phase diagram of Fig. 9, which also contains for comparison a repetition of the phase diagram of Fig. 7.
On the cavity method for decimated random constraint satisfaction problems and the analysis of belief propagation guided decimation algorithms
For the detection with InGaAs APDs, after-pulse is frequently found when the repetition frequency exceeds 1 MHz.
A bias free true random number generator