What does the word recur mean?

Usage examples for recur

  1. For Lotty in her letter had told him who was at San Salvatore besides herself and Mrs. Arbuthnot, and Mr. Wilkins at once had perceived that this was an opportunity which might never recur. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  2. The lines of Boileau often recur to me on mounting my horse: 'Unfortunate one, leave thy steed growing old in peace, For fear, that, panting and suddenly out of breath, In falling, he may not leave his master upon the arena! – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  3. We have already seen, however, that there is a certain not inconsiderable proportion of his poems to which these exceptions do not apply, or apply only with greatly diminished force; and, as a last expression of our large and abiding debt to him and to his well- loved memory, we recur to his own words, and say that he has given us many a " thing of beauty," which will remain " a joy for ever." – Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti