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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Perry was our first big celebrity crush (or frequently tied with one of the New Kids on the Block; in my case, Donnie); our first tingle of longing. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Remembering Luke Perry, the Poster Boy of '90s Studs," 4 Mar. 2019 The app also redirects users’ traffic to Facebook’s servers so that Facebook can log the action in a database to determine which apps people generally are using, how frequently and for how long. Georgia Wells, WSJ, "Facebook to Pull Controversial Onavo App," 22 Feb. 2019 Indeed, in one of Earleywine’s studies, published in 2010 in the International Journal of Drug Policy, 20 participants who used cannabis frequently and reported symptoms of lung irritation all switched to using a vaporizer for one month. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "8 of the Best Weed Vaporizers for the Total Beginner," 13 Dec. 2018 For urbanites who travel frequently by ferry—hello there, New York City, Seattle, and San Francisco—this will be a welcome addition to your child’s library. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 17 best kids’ books about design and cities," 12 Dec. 2018 On Facebook, Jen Hart frequently wrote about her children, discussing what all six of them were up to in lengthy, paragraphs-long posts. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 4: ‘My God, There’s Six of Them’," 31 Dec. 2018 Meghan and Princess Diana aren't the only famous fans of the Cartier watch: Jackie Kennedy Onassis wore her Tank watch frequently. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "The Sweet Connection Meghan Markle's Favorite Watch Has to the Late Princess Diana," 13 Aug. 2018 Women drive for Uber less frequently and quit sooner than men do. Author: Miranda Moore, Anchorage Daily News, "One reason for Uber’s gender pay gap: Men drive faster," 10 July 2018 Women drive for Uber less frequently and quit sooner than men do. Washington Post,, "Study of Uber drivers finds men earn more than women — for three key reasons," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of frequently

1531, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frequently

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