fre·​quent·​ly | \ ˈfrē-kwənt-lē How to pronounce frequently (audio) \

Definition of frequently

: at frequent or short intervals the list is updated frequently

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Examples of frequently in a Sentence

our oddball uncle frequently lets himself into our house without knocking
Recent Examples on the Web The DeSantis administration has clashed with the Biden administration frequently and publicly since schools reopened., 8 Oct. 2021 These basic questions have too frequently gone unasked. Eric Reinhart, STAT, 5 Oct. 2021 Many of the students most frequently and harmfully affected are disabled students of color. Andrew Pulrang, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Critics contend public health officials overreacted with early stay-at-home orders, changed their recommendations too frequently or, at times, didn’t act fast enough, such as in expanding testing. Bethany Rodgers, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Sep. 2021 In fact, Affleck has been frequently and openly talking about her in the press in the year or so preceding their reunion. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2021 Further, administering boosters widely too soon or too frequently may cause adverse effects, which could also have unintended consequences for vaccine acceptance. Scientific American, 17 Sep. 2021 Boosters may eventually be needed, but there could be risks if boosters were widely introduced too soon or too frequently, the authors of the review said. Sarah Toy, WSJ, 13 Sep. 2021 And superstorms are gonna come, and they're come more frequently and more ferociously. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 3 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of frequently

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frequently

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The first known use of frequently was in 1531

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12 Oct 2021

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“Frequently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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