to occur again, as an event, experience, etc.
to return to the mind: The idea kept recurring.
to come up again for consideration, as a question.
to have recourse.
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How to use recur in a sentence
In the comics, a theme that recurs again and again is Wonder Woman being tied up, then breaking free.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine | Tom Arnold-Forster | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thus the rime a recurs six times, the rime b twelve times, and the rime c likewise six times.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
Your mother's favorite saw about the back being fitted to the burden often recurs to me here.Italian Days and Ways | Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
A trifle, but one of those trifles that recurs with irritating persistence no matter how often the mind gives it dismissal.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The whole situation, we shall show, recurs again and again in the epics of feudal France, the later epics of feudal discontent.Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
This charge of black magic recurs all through the history of Europe from the earliest times.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements | Nesta H. Webster
British Dictionary definitions for recur
to happen again, esp at regular intervals
(of a thought, idea, etc) to come back to the mind
(of a problem, etc) to come up again
maths (of a digit or group of digits) to be repeated an infinite number of times at the end of a decimal fraction
- recurring, adjective
- recurringly, adverb
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