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 passage is used frequently by the foundation in its communications. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "A cold, lifeless statue warms hearts in support of the homeless," 20 Oct. 2020 The lake, which straddles the Arizona-California border, is a popular recreation spot, frequently used for fishing, swimming and boating. Madeline Ackley, The Arizona Republic, "Person found dead in Lake Havasu, officials investigating as drowning," 16 Oct. 2020 European authorities approved it for Covid-19 in the summer after the publication of successful trial data, and it has been frequently used in both Europe and the U.S. in conjunction with steroids, such as dexamethasone, and anticoagulants. NBC News, "As Covid-19 surges across Europe, countries fear drug shortages," 16 Oct. 2020 Singh said the study was conducted rigorously, but the tool would likely be useful only if Covid-19 combined with a bad flu season to significantly reduce the supply of PCR tests that are most frequently used to diagnose Covid-19. Casey Ross, STAT, "AI is about to face a major test: Can it differentiate Covid-19 from flu?," 15 Oct. 2020 Most significant: Paulini, unwilling to put puppeteers in confined spaces, ruled out using a large puppet (frequently used in other productions) to represent the bloodthirsty plant at full height. Michael Paulson, New York Times, "‘Little Shop,’ Big Relief: How One Theater Safely Put on an Indoor Show," 14 Oct. 2020 Third-party candidates have frequently been used as proxies to try to undermine major party opponents. Meg Kinnard, Star Tribune, "Graham challenger pushing conservatives toward 3rd candidate," 13 Oct. 2020 Investigations show that peer review is often perfunctory rather than thorough; often exploited by chums to help each other; and frequently used by gatekeepers to exclude and extinguish legitimate minority scientific opinions in a field. Matt Ridley, WSJ, "What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Science," 9 Oct. 2020 The type and method of use of marijuana was not known; nor was how frequently the patient used weed. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Marijuana use increases pain after surgery, requires more anesthesia, study finds," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of frequently

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frequently

see frequent entry 2

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The first known use of frequently was in 1531

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23 Oct 2020

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“Frequently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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