Origin of recurrent
Examples from the Web for recurrent
Every protagonist in previous Johnson films have been orphans, or their parents were nonexistent, a recurrent theme in Star Wars.‘Star Wars’ Director Rian Johnson May Bring Balance to the Force|Rich Goldstein|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Halpern prescribes the medi-meth for patients who get recurrent urinary-tract infections—a side effect from Adderall or Ritalin.
Tymoshenko has suffered from recurrent medical problems and appeared in Kiev in a wheelchair.Ukraine's President Flees Kiev, Tymoshenko Is Free at Last|Will Cathcart|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Side effects may include recession, job contraction, 401(k) bruising, recurrent Dow fluctuation, and IRA bleeding.Up to a Point: PJ O’Rourke on Sochi and Senate Slackers|P. J. O’Rourke|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our political life seems to have a recurrent pattern that, perhaps not surprisingly, mirrors so much of our non-political life.Presidents Never Can Seem to Learn to Stop Overreaching|Stuart Stevens|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The ever recurrent fever of expectancy assailed Martin as he took the bundle of long envelopes.Martin Eden|Jack London
Accordingly, watchful attention must be given to all persistent and recurrent desires.Outlines of Educational Doctrine|John Frederick Herbart
But Grant was annoyed by these recurrent alarms, and his aggressive nature chafed at it.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2|Jacob Dolson Cox
"Recall not the past; we are strangers now," she said, with recurrent harshness.Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
Has recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding fidelity of spouse or sexual partner.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for recurrent
Word Origin and History for recurrent
1610s, from Middle French recurrent (16c.) and directly from Latin recurrentem (nominative recurrens), present participle of recurrere "run back, hasten back, return" (see recur). From 1590s as a noun ("recurrent muscle").