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time and again

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv time and again repeatedly "the unknown word turned up over and over again in the text"
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Quotations

  • Golo Mann
    Golo Mann
    “Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.”
  • Sam Walton
    Sam Walton
    “I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.”
  • Robert Heinlein
    Robert Heinlein
    “To get anywhere, or even live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “I dream of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”
  • John Bunyan
    John%20Bunyan
    “He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again. [Proverbs 24:16]”

Idioms

Time and again - If something happens time and again, it happens repeatedly. ('Time and time again' is also used.)
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Usage

In literature:

After his wife's death, the merchant mourned for her a befitting time, and then began to consider about marrying again.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
Up and down we went several times on that high central wave; several times did we again shave the rocks on either side of the narrow channel.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Suddenly we heard in the distance the long-drawn-out note of a night bird, repeated again and again, and each time nearer to us.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
Of course, this does happen time and time again, and the results seem miraculous.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
But no one came to open, and she heard no sound from within; so she knocked again, and after a shorter interval a third time.
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
I gave him a little water and a few mouthfuls of cassava; and I was glad to find that in a short time he again dropped off to sleep.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Time and again they came within a hair's-breadth of destruction.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
The wind had risen, too, and they were forced to stop time and time again to straighten hats and shake the clinging snow from their skirts.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
We had been playmates together in earlier life; and at this time we again met.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
After a long time he awoke and again felt tired from lying so long in one position.
"A Treasury of Eskimo Tales" by Clara Kern Bayliss
He shook the board again, and another bag came this time.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
Jerry had again got the gun ready, and, putting it on the breech, he exhorted it this time to do its duty.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was quite sure that he had shaken off the Indians, for the time, anyhow, and again the vital question with him was warmth.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
To be sure, there was an intense trouble and disquiet in the thought that she and Mr. Elsmere must meet again, probably many times.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
This he repeated a score of times, sometimes going alone and again with Woolly.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
This was not a situation in which to trifle with time; and knowing this, I got to my feet again to see if anything could be done.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
I again thank you ten thousand times, and am quite sure that you are right.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Part of the time it seemed I was in a nightmare, and again, it was like being in heaven.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
I thought time and again it was going to prove the death of Old Dibs.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
Time and again she changed her position.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

I have dreamed a dream. And waked?
Ay. Waked with waking's pain.
My time is come to sleep
And never wake again.
"A Song Of Life" by Ethel Clifford
O traveler, tell him
That my youth wastes away…
If time goes on
Life too will go
And never shall we love again…
"Time And Love" by Vidyapati
The tree that shades the plain,
Wasting and hoar as time decays,
Spring shall renew with cheerful days,--
But not my joys again.
"Autumnal Nightfall" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And when our own time comes,--again
We'll meet her face to face;--again
Well see the star-shine; and again
She'll greet us with her soft, "Come ben!"
"E.A. Nov. 6, 1900" by John Oxenham
Ah, since, so many times we have sat here:
And who can tell when that shall be again?
My love! my love!—But what have I to fear?
Could prayers like mine be vain?
"No News From The War" by Augusta Davies Webster
It is enough that we once came together;
What if the wind have turned against the rain?
It is enough that we once came together;
Time has seen this, and will not turn again;
"Silet" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Time and again the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University mounts productions that are marvels of excellence.
Nasim Ansari, a candidate for drain commissioner and a man of integrity has demonstrated time and again that he is looking out for the taxpayers.
0In the midst of an investigation involving a TCAPS employee, local school leaders and police discuss the procedures in place to prevent a staff member who breaks the law from preying on students time and time again.
Let's do the time warp again: Imagine continental cuisine served without irony, and waiters who do more than recite the day's specials and disappear.
A Dickey visits winter meetings for a second time and again leaves with future undecided.
The destruction of Hurricane Sandy was no exception, with the outpouring of donated goods, time and money proving again that Gotham.
I've said it time and time again.
Cancer warriors go through the fires again and again, and we find ourselves changed each time.
Since then, the 1978 Firebird has been reissued a few times, and it is good to see it back again.
It's that time of year again, which means holiday get-togethers, celebrating with family and friends, and yes – gift-giving.
Since joining our group, the company has demonstrated time and again thei...
A floral and home decor store has been burglarized -- again -- and the co-owner hopes they get justice this time.
Seen the same mistakes committed time and again in supply chain transformation initiatives.
Something I've had to learn time and time again in college is that plans change when you least expect them to.
Time, once again, for costumes and costume parties, haunted attractions, pranks, scary stories and, of course, trick-or-treating.
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In science:

Again, it is easy to prove that Nk (η, ζ, t) and all its moments are linear functions of time.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
Indeed, multiplying the inequality by n, and recalling that x1 was uniformly selected from xi, 1 ≤ i ≤ n, we obtain that E[wx P1≤i≤n Xi (n)+wψ Pj Ψj (n)] ≤ (λ(c)+3ǫ0 )n, where again we used the fact that each variable Ψj (n) was counted exactly K times.
Linear Phase Transition in Random Linear Constraint Satisfaction Problem
The fact that (41) does not depend on T proves that the congruence C2 is again a Killing congruence and therefore it has an intrinsic meaning in the geometrical framework of Minkowski’s space-time.
Eppur, si muove !
Again from the Poisson construction, we see that there a.s. exists a time D such that {1} /∈ Π(D−) but {1} ∈ Π(D), and nevertheless Π(D) ∩ Π1 (D−) is not the trivial partition O.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
By letting the state (8) evolve for another time τ2 and applying the CNOT gate again, Bob has another chance of receiving the input state.
Conclusive and arbitrarily perfect quantum state transfer using parallel spin chain channels
After waiting time T2 it changes direction again and so on.
Level Crossing Probabilities II: Polygonal Recurrence of Multidimensional Random Walks
Again one can observe that the running time is larger for single-solution ensemble and that there is no peak in the difficulty.
Single-solution Random 3-SAT Instances
Xn≥1 Again, given σ ∈ T, g ∈ Ga, and any a.s. finite stopping time ϕ, to prove (26), we may assume without loss of generality that ϕ = m for some constant m.
The probability of exceeding a high boundary on a random time interval for a heavy-tailed random walk
Now suppose again that a > 0 and consider the alternative stopping time σ = min{n : ξn > a} − 1.
The probability of exceeding a high boundary on a random time interval for a heavy-tailed random walk
To avoid having to run a random walk for a time of order n4, we again use a technique of Peres and Revelle by adding a root vertex to each graph.
The loop-erased random walk and the uniform spanning tree on the four-dimensional discrete torus
Again define Rn and Sn as at (66), this time with α = 1.
Limit theory for the random on-line nearest-neighbour graph
Again, we find that P /IE is positive everywhere in the region shown, and hence the models show late time acceleration for all allowed values of a and rD .
The Possibility of Cosmic Acceleration via Spatial Averaging in Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi Models
When an edge is traversed for the first time, that is, the process jumped from one of its endpoints to the other for the first time, the weight of the edge becomes δ and is never changed again.
On the transience of processes defined on Galton--Watson trees
If this is done m times, as illustrated in Fig. 7, still in a sequential manner, i.e. after an operation between the first and the last qubit one starts again with qubits 1 and 2, the achievable class of states will be described by MPS with bonds of dimension d2m−1, that is for qubits 22m−1 .
Sequential Generation of Matrix-Product States in Cavity QED
Likewise, in Fig. 3(b) and Fig. 4(b), we show the median decay time for the system to attain a pattern characterized by |Λ(t)| ≥ 1/2 starting again from an initially disordered pattern satisfying Eq. (48).
Activity patterns on random scale-free networks: Global dynamics arising from local majority rules
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