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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section V. Number
3. Indeterminate Number
 
104. Repetition.
 
  
NOUN:REPETITION, iteration, reiteration, iterance [rare], reiterance [rare], alliteration, duplication, reduplication, ding-dong [colloq.], monotone, harping, recurrence, succession, run; battology, tautology; monotony, tautophony; rhythm [See Regularity of recurrence. Periodicity]; diffuseness, pleonasm, redundancy.
  chimes, repetend, echo, reëcho, encore, dilogy [rare], ritornello [It.], burden of a song, refrain, undersong; rehearsal; réchauffé [F.], rifacimento [It.], recapitulation.
  cuckoo (imitation) [See Imitation]; reverberation [See Resonance]; drumming (roll) [See Roll]; renewal (restoration) [See Restoration].
  TWICE-TOLD TALE, chestnut [slang], old stuff [slang], old story, old song; second edition, new edition; reappearance, reproduction; periodicity [See Regularity of recurrence. Periodicity].
  
VERB:REPEAT, iterate, reiterate, reproduce, echo, reëcho, drum, harp upon, battologize, tautologize, hammer, redouble.
  RECUR, revert, return, reappear; renew (restore) [See Restoration].
  REHEARSE; do over again, say over again; ring the changes on; harp on the same string; din in the ear, drum in the ear; conjugate in all its moods, tenses and inflexions; begin again, go over the same ground, go the same round, duplicate, reduplicate, never hear the last of; resume, return to, recapitulate, reword.
  
ADJECTIVE:REPEATED &c. v.; warmed up, warmed over, repetitional, repetitionary, repetitive, repetitious, reduplicatory [rare], reduplicative, recurrent, recurring; ever recurring, thick coming; frequent, incessant; redundant, pleonastic, tautological, tautologous, tautophonical; inexhaustible, unplumbed.
  MONOTONOUS, ding-dong [colloq.], harping, iterative, unvaried; mocking, chiming; retold; habitual [See Habit]; another.
  AFORESAID, aforenamed; above-mentioned, said.
  
ADVERB:REPEATEDLY, often, again, anew, over again, afresh, once more; ditto, encore, de novo [L.], bis, da capo [It.].
  again and again; over and over, over and over again; many times over; time and again, time after time; times without number; year after year; day by day &c.; many times, several times, a number of times; many a time, full many a time; frequently [See Frequency]; inexhaustibly, depth beyond depth.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Ecce iterum Crispinus.
  2. Toujours perdrix.
  3. Cut and come again.—Crabbe
  4. To-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow.—Macbeth
  5. Cantilenam eandem canis.—Terence
  6. Nullum est jam dictum quod non dictum sit prius.—Terence

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