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(**) Replicate the elements of a list a given number of times.

repli :: [a] -> Int -> [a]
repli xs n = concatMap (replicate n) xs

or, in Pointfree style:

repli = flip $ concatMap . replicate

alternatively, without using the replicate function:

repli :: [a] -> Int -> [a]
repli xs n = concatMap (take n . repeat) xs

or, using the list monad:

repli :: [a] -> Int -> [a]
repli xs n = xs >>= replicate n

or, a more verbose solution without the use of replicate:

repli :: [a] -> Int -> [a]
repli xs n = foldl (\acc e -> acc ++ repli' e n) [] xs
    where
      repli' _ 0 = []
      repli' x n = x : repli' x (n-1)