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

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And speaking of surveillance, satellites are getting really good at it, Christopher Beam reports: Every year, commercially available satellite images are becoming sharper and taken more frequently. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The ugly side of Facebook’s pivot to privacy is starting to show," 9 July 2019 Crew sparked controversy during his time as Oregon’s chief education officer after frequently taking out-of-state trips that didn’t have to do with improving educational outcomes in Oregon., "Contrary to previous reports, Medgar Evers College president former education czar Rudy Crew is staying put in New York college presidency," 6 July 2019 Unbeknownst to investors, the right homebuyer for a seller is frequently … priceless. Pat Kapowich, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Buyers’ higher bid didn’t win them the house; time to change agent?," 4 July 2019 But given that his job requires him to travel a lot as well, the two have to deal with being apart frequently. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Serena Williams's Husband Alexis Ohanian Gets Super Honest About Their Relationship," 2 July 2019 Shot by Indikar and Swapnil Shete, the cinematography stands out strongly, frequently taking the place of dialogue. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Trijya - Radius': Film Review | Shanghai 2019," 1 July 2019 Biden frequently took the boys to Washington with him when Congress was in session. Adam Entous, The New Yorker, "Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign?," 1 July 2019 Women who reported dancing frequently were 73 percent less likely to become disabled during the study period than women who didn’t dance. Detroit Free Press, "How dancing improves overall health," 1 July 2019 That number is almost certainly an undercount because basic information about a case, including race, ethnicity and language preferences, frequently has been unreliable and, in some instances, was deliberately falsified by staffers. Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, "For generations, Illinois’ child welfare agency has failed to adequately serve Spanish-speaking families with children in its care.," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of frequently

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frequently

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