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What did you say? as in Come again? I can't believe you said that . This expression takes the literal meaning of the phrase—return—to ask someone to repeat a statement, either because it wasn't heard clearly or because its truth is being questioned. [ Colloquial ; second half of 1800s]

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Maybe the time shall come again to call her up to the big leagues (and more seriously, yes, I hope Zoe is thriving).

Chaos has come again, and Dylan seems pulled to the dark side.

When Captain d'Aubran was announced to him, he bade them ask him to come again in an hour's time.

He paid for the lunch, and tipped the waiters so liberally that they all hoped he would come again often.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this city, and take it, and burn it with fire.

He had a moment's respite now, for Fortunio stung—though lightly was not likely to come again until he had others to support him.


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