- having been told before; related two times.
Origin of twice-told
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for twice-told
This has been particularly the fortune of the Twice-Told Tales.
His triumphant capture of the oil trade is a twice-told tale.American Sketches
I am sure, Dolores, you must be wearied of this more than twice-told tale.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 3 (of 3)
Compared with these most others are "twice-told tales" indeed.The Young Man and the World
Albert J. Beveridge
The Twice-Told Tales, charming as they are, do not constitute a very massive literary pedestal.Hawthorne
Henry James, Junr.
- hackneyed through repeated use
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