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Definitions for often
ˈɔ fən, ˈɒf ən; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-of·ten

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frequently, often, oftentimes, oft, ofttimesadverb

    many times at short intervals

    "we often met over a cup of coffee"

  2. much, a great deal, oftenadverb

    frequently or in great quantities

    "I don't drink much"; "I don't travel much"

  3. oftenadverb

    in many cases or instances

Wiktionary

  1. oftenadverb

    Frequently, many times.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Oftenadverb

    in the comparative, oftner; superlative, oftnest. Oft; frequently; many times; not seldom.

    Etymology: from oft , Saxon;

    The queen that bore thee,
    Oftner upon her knees than on her feet,
    Died ev’ry day she liv’d. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake, and thine often infirmities. 1 Tim. v. 23.

    In journeying often, in perils in the wilderness. 2 Cor. ii. 26.

    Who does not more admire Marcus Tullius Cicero as an author, than as a consul of Rome, and does not oftner talk of the celebrated writers of our own country in former ages, than of any among their contemporaries? Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

Wikipedia

  1. Often

    "Often" is a song by Canadian singer the Weeknd. The track was released on July 31, 2014, as the first single from his second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness (2015). The song reached number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 69 on the Canadian Hot 100. The song samples "Ben Sana Vurgunum" by Turkish singer Nükhet Duru.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'often' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #216

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'often' in Written Corpus Frequency: #505

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'often' in Adverbs Frequency: #38

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of often in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of often in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of often in a Sentence

  1. John Rozel:

    The use of isolation and solitary confinement is often proffered as a stop-gap intervention, but juvenile crime is neither new nor rare.

  2. Neil Saunders:

    While the Gen Z and Millennial cohorts are both lucrative and interesting, there is something of an obsession with them in retail and fashion that is often to the detriment of older generations, the truth is that more mature cohorts account for a lot of retail spending and there is a significant opportunity that is not always properly addressed.

  3. Niliflash:

    When you slay, how often do you get to think of who you really are?.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    There's no excuse for the kind of violence ... It is counterproductive, since Ferguson ... we have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals -- primarily African-American, often poor -- in ways that have raised troubling questions.

  5. Donald Trump:

    One of the important elements of this plan revises the current tax code to eliminate the disincentive for re-entry into the work force, women, who are disproportionately most likely to step out of the work force to provide unpaid care, often lack the ability to return to work because it can be hard to rationalize stepping back into the work force and incurring the enormous expense of child care when you are also making less than the primary earner in your home yet taxed at the highest household rate.

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. foreordained
    • B. contagious
    • C. occlusive
    • D. ultimo

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