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Definition to happen repeatedly or a second time
  • The infection is less likely to recur if you finish all the recommended antibiotics.
recur = happen again
  • It is a recurring nightmare.
  • recurring = happening repeatedly
  • It is a genetic test that predicts the likelihood of breast-cancer recurrence.
  • recurrence = happening again
  • I've had recurrent symptoms.
  • recurrent = happening repeatedly
  • This is a recurring story
  • recurring = happens repeatedly
  • I would dream this dream and wake up in a cold sweat or screaming. ... Soda began sleeping with me, and it stopped recurring so often, but it happened often enough for Darry to take me to a doctor.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • recurring = happening repeatedly
  • But I'm not so stupid as to cross an entire desert just because of a recurrent dream.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • recurrent = occurring repeatedly
  • There is a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes stare at you upside down.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • recurrent = happening repeatedly
  • The possibility of a recurrence, genetically speaking, is 99 per cent. It's time we planned now for what may be....
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • "How strangely you talk," said I, "of such a constantly recurring and consequently commonplace matter as the sequence of the seasons."
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • The pieces that occur and recur.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "I'm always afraid of recurrence," said Lee.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • His active pings were reflected back by the cloud of bubbles, and his passive listening ability was greatly reduced by the recurring rumbles.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The recurring image is one I'd seen in a documentary of the Holocaust.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The incident was a recurring dream, concocted years before by stupid whites and it eternally came back to haunt us all.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • It's a phrase that recurs in my dreams, my visions, Wilhelmina's book.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • It is a recurring craving.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • That was just before the little weather girl got her big break, a recurring bit part in a comedy.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Now the taint had surfaced to threaten everything, and, looking on me for that one terrible moment, she must have seen me as disaster recurring.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • There were long notices in praise of the quality of the burlesque, touched with recurrent references to Carrie.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie

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