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The computer program iterates through those instructions for each item sold.
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  • The computer program iterates through those instructions for each item sold.
  • we iterate and reiterate and emphasize and re-emphasize
  • For this third iteration, Jill Zande had gotten more ambitious and worked with the authors Vickie Jensen and Harry Bohm to create a twenty-two-page short story that fictionalized the demise of U-157, a U-boat that had been torpedoed in the Caribbean in 1942.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I did not like this iteration of one idea — this strange recurrence of one image, and I grew nervous as bedtime approached and the hour of the vision drew near.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • Silas Marner’s determination to keep the "tramp’s child" was matter of hardly less surprise and iterated talk in the village than the robbery of his money.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Excited by the daylong pursuit of him, swayed subconsciously by the insistent iteration on their brains of the sight of him fleeing away, mastered by the feeling of mastery enjoyed all day, the dogs could not bring themselves to give way to him.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • "Yeah," Alex iterated, "and Willie is down here on business for Mason County, ain’t you, Willie?"
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • I thought I prevented another explosion by my compliance; and I thought, too, it might create a favourable crisis in Catherine’s mental illness: and then I remembered Mr. Edgar’s stern rebuke of my carrying tales; and I tried to smooth away all disquietude on the subject, by affirming, with frequent iteration, that that betrayal of trust, if it merited so harsh an appellation, should be the last.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • All material objects around announced their irresponsibility with terrible iteration.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Consider the intimate and curious acquaintance one makes with various kinds of weeds—it will bear some iteration in the account, for there was no little iteration in the labor—disturbing their delicate organizations so ruthlessly, and making such invidious distinctions with his hoe, levelling whole ranks of one species, and sedulously cultivating another.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden

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  • As a child that has been hurt skips about, putting all his muscles into movement to drown the pain, in the same way Alexey Alexandrovitch needed mental exercise to drown the thoughts of his wife that in her presence and in Vronsky’s, and with the continual iteration of his name, would force themselves on his attention.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • "But we can wait a long time," said poor Catherine, in a tone which was meant to express the humblest conciliation, but which had upon her father’s nerves the effect of an iteration not characterised by tact.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • 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.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Certainly with hideous iteration the bitten lips of Dorian Gray shaped and reshaped those subtle words that dealt with soul and sense, till he had found in them the full expression, as it were, of his mood, and justified, by intellectual approval, passions that without such justification would still have dominated his temper.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Yet with the iterated and reiterated thought, based on the seemingly irreparable and irreconcilable loss of Sondra, as to whether it was possible for him to go on with this—make this, as he at times saw it, almost useless fight.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Earth trembled from her entrails, as again In pangs; and Nature gave a second groan; Sky loured; and, muttering thunder, some sad drops Wept at completing of the mortal sin Original: while Adam took no thought, Eating his fill; nor Eve to iterate Her former trespass feared, the more to sooth Him with her loved society; that now, As with new wine intoxicated both, They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel Divinity within them breeding wings, Wherewith to scorn the earth: But that…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • …was obliged, in order to console herself for not being quite on a level with the rest of the Guermantes, to repeat to herself incessantly that it was owing to the uncompromising rigidity of her principles and pride that she saw so little of them, the constant iteration had gradually remoulded her body, and had given her a sort of ’bearing’ which was accepted by the plebeian as a sign of breeding, and even kindled, at times, a momentary spark in the jaded eyes of old gentlemen in clubs.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The shops show the same standardized, nationally advertised wares; the newspapers of sections three thousand miles apart have the same "syndicated features"; the boy in Arkansas displays just such a flamboyant ready-made suit as is found on just such a boy in Delaware, both of them iterate the same slang phrases from the same sporting-pages, and if one of them is in college and the other is a barber, no one may surmise which is which.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • O, thou hast damnable iteration, and art, indeed, able to corrupt a saint.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • "No, there is nothing left for us but the open boat," I iterated stoutly.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • "What’s the next iteration up from a trillion, by the way?"
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • At each iteration of Annie’s firm refusals, he fetched out a deep groan and took up his lament again.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • It was John Kenneth Galbraith, the hyper! iterate economic sage, who coined the phrase "conventional wisdom."
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • You can choose to view them as fiends from the pit, celestial wanderers, or just another iteration of Cro-Magnons edging out the Neanderthals.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Others, however, may rather maintain that this very iteration is an original felicity, to which none but the most prosaic minds can be insensible.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • FIRST ITERATION [picture] "At the earliest drawings of the fractal curve, few clues to the underlying mathematical structre will be seen."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress, and Mr. Tulliver’s heat was certainly more and more palpable.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Loveliness and stillness clasped hands in the bedroom, and among the shrouded jugs and sheeted chairs even the prying of the wind, and the soft nose of the clammy sea airs, rubbing, snuffling, iterating, and reiterating their questions—"Will you fade?
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • "You not only say it, but you say it with tiresome iteration,’ said Clutton severely.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Chapter — SECOND ITERATION [picture] "With subsequent drawings of the fractal curve, sudden changes may appear."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Chapter — THIRD ITERATION [picture] "Details emerge more clearly as the fractal curve is redrawn."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • He had never before seen a woman’s lips and teeth which forced upon his mind with such persistent iteration the old Elizabethan simile of roses filled with snow.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Chapter — FOURTH ITERATION [picture] "Inevitably, underlying instabilities begin to appear."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Much rumination had Mr. Tulliver on these puzzling subjects during his rides on the gray horse; much turning of the head from side to side, as the scales dipped alternately; but the probable result was still out of sight, only to be reached through much hot argument and iteration in domestic and social life.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • 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.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "Yes, ma’am, yes, he did; he did so," said the good auctioneer, trying to throw something soothing into his iteration.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Chapter — FIFTH ITERATION [picture] "Flaws in the system will now become severe."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Chapter — SIXTH ITERATION [picture] "System recovery may prove impossible."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Chapter — SEVENTH ITERATION [picture] "Increasingly, the mathematics will demand the courage to face its implications."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Some will perhaps think that they detect in the first quatrain an indication of a lost line, which later rhapsodists, failing in imaginative vigour, have supplied by the feeble device of iteration.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Consider the intimate and curious acquaintance one makes with various kinds of weeds—it will bear some iteration in the account, for there was no little iteration in the labor—disturbing their delicate organizations so ruthlessly, and making such invidious distinctions with his hoe, levelling whole ranks of one species, and sedulously cultivating another.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Although Tess had not heard the beginning of the address, she learnt what the text had been from its constant iteration— "O foolish galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?"
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • She sang, in a wailing minor key, with unceasing iteration: "Jelly Roll!
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
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