Express oneself in the same way or with the same words, as in Grandma forgets she has told us this story before and repeats herself over and over, or This architect tends to repeat himself—all his houses look alike. A well-known version of this idiom is the proverb History repeats itself, first recorded (in English) in 1561. For example, Her mother also married when she was 18—history repeats itself. [Mid-1800s]
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This time it would be the biggest mistake for the Western press to repeat that—absolutely the biggest mistake.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The battle between conservation groups and FWS over the fate of the Yellowstone grizzly is about to repeat.
A Manhattan window washer somehow survived a 47-story fall back in 2007, but such a miracle was not likely to repeat itself.
Too Many Cooks also rewards repeat viewings and frame-by-frame scrutiny.Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Kids (Again), Taylor Swift’s 1989 Aerobics, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The habit of refreshing oneself with a pipe on some elevated spot which commands a fine view, is common to both sexes.
To suddenly discover oneself proficient where failure had been feared increases self esteem and adds to the sum of happiness.
After you have repeated the Correlation, then repeat the two extremes, thus—“Anchor” … “Bolster.”Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
It seems necessary to repeat this line in order to start the series of rimes.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
To be able to repeat great po-ems at will, is to have a treasure you can allus carry with you while your voice lasts.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd