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repeat (oneself)

To repeat what one has previously done or stated. Be sure to take detailed notes, because I will not repeat myself. People surprised at the sudden shift in public opinion would do well to remember that history tends to repeat itself.
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repeat oneself

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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References in classic literature ?
If this first disastrous consequence of the meeting between the two men was permitted to repeat itself on future occasions, Emily and Mirabel would be brought more closely together, and Alban himself would be the unhappy cause of it.
Not possibly will the soul, all rich, all eloquent, with thousand-cloven tongue, deign to repeat itself; but if you can hear what these patriarchs say, surely you can reply to them in the same pitch of voice; for the ear and the tongue are two organs of one nature.
Now, to persons of moderate invention this was a considerable task, and human nature being prone to repeat itself, it will not be wondered that the masters gave the same subjects sometimes over again after a certain lapse of time.
Last year they were top on December 25, and history could repeat itself.
THE Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Sir Christian Ohaa, has assured Nigerians, especially residents of the FCT that the unfortunate incident (Shi'ites protest) that claimed the lives of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Usman Umar and Precious Owolabi of Channels TV would not repeat itself.
As Mark Twain once wrote "History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes."
SCOTT FOX is convinced history can repeat itself and Ross County can stun Celtic again in a Hampden semi-final.
This time they are wrong history won't repeat itself, adds Dimovski.
VALLEY Cougars are hoping that history will repeat itself tomorrow when they take on Nottingham Outlaws in the RFL Conference South Grand Final at AFC Corsham (kick-off 3pm).
ONE way or another history had to repeat itself in the Maracana.
The American novelist Mark Twain said to those who believe that history repeats itself: "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme." Or take this: "History repeats itself, the first time as a tragedy, the second as a farce." No pessimism please, we are Egyptians.
And no- where does it repeat itself more often than in advertising.
Are we about to see history repeat itself?" Any football punter with any sense of course knows that history won't repeat itself and won't be backing a 4-4 scoreline at 250-1.
Fast forward to the present and history is about to repeat itself, not in memory but for the very same reasons then which are as now.
Did you agree history Should repeat itself When the known harvest Will shame our humanity?