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twice

[twahys] /twaɪs/
adverb
1.
two times, as in succession:
Write twice a week.
2.
on two occasions; in two instances:
I phoned him twice.
3.
in twofold quantity or degree; in double the amount or degree:
twice as much.
Origin
1150
before 1150; Middle English twies, equivalent to twie twice (Old English twige, cognate with Old Frisian twīa, Old Saxon tuuīo; see twi-) + -s -s1
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Examples for twice
  • Oh, for the chance to go back and relive the past and not make the same mistake twice.
  • To create two-tone pops, make two different recipes and use twice as many molds.
  • Though lawns do need lots of water, many gardeners are too generous, often providing twice the amount the lawn really needs.
  • Sleigh rides are offered twice a week, and there's a hoot-and-holler of a tubing run with big banked turns.
  • About twice the house, and no costly house renovation.
  • For uniform texture, ask your butcher to grind it twice for you.
  • Water once or twice a week during the summer, less often in the cool months.
  • Hotel concessions and beachfront joints often charge twice what you'll find off the boardwalk.
  • Yep, you could hike around here all summer long and never tread the same path twice.
  • Most varieties of fig trees bear fruit twice a year, giving us two seasons.
British Dictionary definitions for twice

twice

/twaɪs/
adverb
1.
two times; on two occasions or in two cases he coughed twice
2.
double in degree or quantity twice as long
Word Origin
Old English twiwa; related to Old Norse tvisvar, Middle Low German twiges
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Word Origin and History for twice
twice
late O.E. twiga, twigea "two times" (cognate with O.Fris. twia, O.S. tuuio) + adverbial genitive ending -es.
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