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Recurrent meaning

recurrent - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Returning from time to time; recurring; as, recurrent pains.
  2. 2. Running back toward its origin; as, a recurrent nerve or artery.
  3. 3. Recurrence.
  4. 4. Returning; running back.

recurrent - examples of usage

  1. Even in this collection of poems, where so much less necessity exists for a unity of mood than in the plays, Maeterlinck's predilection for scenic effects suggestive of weirdness and superstitious fear became apparent in the recurrent choice of sombre scenic motifs: oppressive nocturnal silence,- a stagnant sheet of water,- moonlight filtered through green windows, etc. - "Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy", Otto Heller.
  2. And always there was recurrent alarm for her father. - "Evil Out of Onzar", Mark Ganes.
  3. For one thing, this illness had become so symmetrically recurrent that even the cook felt that he was pushing it too far, and the liveliness of her expression, when he was able to leave his couch and take the air in the backyard at about ten o'clock, became more disagreeable to him with each convalescence. - "Penrod and Sam", Booth Tarkington.
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