What does the word recurrent mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Recurring; running back.

Usage examples for recurrent

  1. It seems to us, said the doctor, that among the minor inconveniences of life in your day none could have been more vexing than the recurrent interruption of all, or of the larger part of all, public services every night. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  2. Over and above its recurrent crop of potatoes and flatpoll cabbages, this precipitous garden depended for permanent interest on a collection of marine curiosities, all eloquent of disaster to shipping. – I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. But through them all, like an ever recurrent motif, stole a troubled reminder of the tiger, twice encountered in the day. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
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