A tune much iterated has the ridiculous effect of making the words in my mind perform a sort of minuet to keep time—an effect hardly tolerable, I imagine, after boyhood.
In Mr. Casaubon’s ear, Dorothea’s voice gave loud emphatic iteration to those muffled suggestions of consciousness which it was possible to explain as mere fancy, the illusion of exaggerated sensitiveness: always when such suggestions are unmistakably repeated from without, they are resisted as cruel and unjust.
"Yes, ma’am, yes, he did; he did so," said the good auctioneer, trying to throw something soothing into his iteration.
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The computer program iterates through those instructions for each item sold.
we iterate and reiterate and emphasize and re-emphasize