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iterate

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Definition to be done again
  • The computer program iterates through those instructions for each item sold.
  • we iterate and reiterate and emphasize and re-emphasize
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "What's the next iteration up from a trillion, by the way?"
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "No, there is nothing left for us but the open boat," I iterated stoutly.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • All material objects around announced their irresponsibility with terrible iteration.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was John Kenneth Galbraith, the hyper! iterate economic sage, who coined the phrase "conventional wisdom."
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "You not only say it, but you say it with tiresome iteration,' said Clutton severely.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • O, thou hast damnable iteration, and art, indeed, able to corrupt a saint.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "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
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • "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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • 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
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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