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ˈɔ fənˌtaɪmz, ˈɒf ən-; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-; ˈɔftˌtaɪmz, ˈɒft-, ˈɔf-, ˈɒf-of·ten·times

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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"


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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Oftentimesadverb

    From the composition of this word it is reasonable to believe, that oft was once an adjective, of which often was the plural; which seems retained in the phrase thine often infirmities. Frequently; many times; often.

    Etymology: often and times.

    Is our faith in the blessed trinity a matter needless, to be so oftentimes mentioned and opened in the principal part of that duty which we owe to God, our public prayer? Richard Hooker.

    The difficulty was by what means they could ever arrive to places oftentimes so remote from the ocean. John Woodward.

    It is equally necessary that there should be a future state, to vindicate the justice of God, and solve the present irregularities of providence, whether the best men be oftentimes only, or always the most miserable. Francis Atterbury.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oftentimes in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oftentimes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of oftentimes in a Sentence

  1. Marsha Gerdes:

    These children are themselves at great risk for problems in emotion regulation, attention, impulse control, school performance, as well as (autism spectrum disorder). oftentimes (parents are) more likely to participate in a parenting group if you say, ‘Right here in this location, Thursday night, we are have a parenting group,’ than if you gave them an agency miles away that does the same thing.

  2. Elisabeth Hasselbeck:

    Oftentimes, the most difficult decisions are between two great things, throughout my 14 years working in television, I have never experienced a more positive and thoughtful atmosphere than FOX News Channel, thanks to the strong leadership of( FOX News Chairman CEO) Roger Ailes, who has created the best working environment a woman and mother could ask for. Roger Ailes understanding, compassion, and kindness was exemplified when I shared with Roger Ailes that I am entering into a season where I want to start my day with my children first, and Roger Ailes offered Roger Ailes blessing to do so. With a heart full of gratitude and the peace that God has given me, I am confident that this personal decision is the right one for our family, and we will be joining all of you watching' Fox Friends' each morning as we get ready for school together. In commenting on her announcement, Roger Ailes said :.

  3. Lisa Clemons:

    I think what's at issue is the White progressives' belief that they're helping us, oftentimes they are hurting us.

  4. Gavin Newsom:

    Oftentimes we overstate the word historic, but this is indeed an historic moment, certainly historic for this particular lake, Mendocino.

  5. Danielle Colby:

    … Over 10 years, you go through some, and to be able to have the opportunity to communicate and talk through things – that’s the thing I’m most thankful for. Because I think a lot of times people don’t understand how to have that in their lives. They don’t understand how to set boundaries that can lead to a good work relationship or good friendships or marriages or children, whatever it is. So I’m just really thankful that I’ve been heard. Because that can oftentimes be hard. So I think with the whole ‘American Pickers’ thing, it’s definitely taught me that. How to be heard, how to hear other people, how to have compassion.

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    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    • A. profaneness
    • B. chin-wag
    • C. instigation
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