Definition of "twice-told" [twice-told]

  • Very familiar because of repeated telling: "'Tis hard to . . . lend fresh interest to a twice-told tale” ( Byron). (adjective)

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Use "twice-told" in a sentence
  • "From there we’ll move with slow cautious steps to gentle verbal sparring, twice-told tales, descriptions of the scarred and darkest places of our old and worn-out souls."
  • "It's impossible to write a history of neoconservatism without recapitulating twice-told tales."
  • "Still, this is more or less an important episode of Superman, despite being the twice-told tale told twice again (and it won't be the last time, either.)"