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self-repetition

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Repetition of one's self or of one's acts; the saying or doing what one has already said or done.

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Examples

  • His words showed me how perturbed he was, because he'd spoken them before and self-repetition wasn't a habit of his.

    Operation Luna

  • In the later case History evidently lost a chance of self-repetition in the person of some leader like Moses, the Hebra-Egyptian Spartacus, arising to avenge and deliver his people.

    West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas

  • His teacher had preached 'love,' 'love,' 'love,' with Pauline iteration, and not a little self-repetition.

    Cinderella in the South Twenty-Five South African Tales

  • If the comic poet's object is to offer us types, that is to say, characters capable of self-repetition, how can he set about it better than by showing us, in each instance, several different copies of the same model?

    Laughter : an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic

  • I never can understand the lengths to which some authors go in self-repetition.

    Without Prejudice

  • And even if it were the highest, it would be brought low again by its infinite self-repetition.

    Without Prejudice

  • One of the most curious things about Miss Austen is the entire absence of self-repetition in her.

    The English Novel

  • Note that frequency can be citational or monological, that is, it can come from circulation or from self-repetition.

    I cite

  • One reason to stop writing fiction is to curb a writer’s natural tendency to self-repetition.

    Literary Life: A Second Memoir

  • It is garrulous and given to self-repetition (so much so that one of Mr. Bullen's reasons for attributing _The Lady Mother_ to Glapthorne is the occurrence in it of passages almost literally repeated in his known work); it testifies to a relish of, and a habituation to, the great school, coupled with powers insufficient to emulate the work of the great school itself; it is exactly in flavour and character the last _not_ sprightly runnings of a generous liquor.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

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