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Origin of twice-told
Examples from the Web for twice-told
Your audience will pity you, but they are not going to listen to any twice-told tales, pity or no pity.The Young Man and the World|Albert J. Beveridge
The story of the coming of the pioneers is a twice-told tale to the student of our nation's history.
She was capable of answering the question, for it touched a page of ancient history that was to her a twice-told tale.The Land of Long Ago|Eliza Calvert Hall
Although to the historian these are twice-told tales, many of them are not fresh in the minds of the reading public.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
For the twelve years following the publication of Twice-Told Tales he had accomplished almost nothing in creative authorship.A History of American Literature|Percy H. Boynton