oftentimes *often, frequently, oft

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  • Oftentimes — Of ten*times , adv. [Often + time. Cf. { wards}.] Frequently; often; many times. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oftentimes — extended form of OFTEN (Cf. often), attested from early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • oftentimes — [ôf′ ntīmz΄, ôf′t ntīmz΄] adv. OFTEN: also Old Poet. ofttimes …   English World dictionary

  • oftentimes — [[t]ɒ̱f(ə)nta͟ɪmz, AM ɔ͟ːf [/t]] ADV: ADV with cl, ADV with v, be ADV group If something oftentimes happens, it happens many times or much of the time. [AM] Oftentimes, these fossils are not made available to science at all... Oftentimes, I… …   English dictionary

  • oftentimes — of|ten|times [ˈɔfəntaımz US ˈo:f ] adv AmE informal often ▪ Oftentimes I have to wait more than twenty minutes for a bus …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oftentimes — or ofttimes adverb Date: 14th century often, repeatedly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oftentimes — /aw feuhn tuymz , of euhn ; awf teuhn, of /, adv. often. Also, ofttimes /awft tuymz , oft , awf , of /. [1350 1400; ME; see OFTEN, TIME, S1] * * * …   Universalium

  • oftentimes — adverb /ˈɒf.ənˌtaɪmz,ˈɒf.tənˌtaɪmz,ˈɑf.ənˌtaɪmz,ˈɑf.tənˌtaɪmz/ a) Frequently b) Repeatedly See Also: often, ofttimes …   Wiktionary

  • oftentimes — of|ten|times [ ɔfn,taımz ] adverb OLD FASHIONED often …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Oftentimes —  to be sure, clarity and idiom are better served by bringing only to a more forward position ( This will only take a minute, The victory can only be called a miracle ). And increasingly, it must be said, authorities are inclined toward leniency… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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