fre·​quent·​ly | \ˈfrē-kwənt-lē \

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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Their new home will not be the only house the couple visits on their off time: Harry and Meghan also frequently spend time at their rental home in the Cotswolds, South England’s countryside. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Moving Out of Kensington Palace," 24 Nov. 2018 Cook coconut, stirring frequently, until wilting, lightly fried and golden brown around edges, about 5 minutes. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018 However, managers are frequently unaware of staff-level concerns, so the first step is to get their attention. Marie G. Mcintyre, The Seattle Times, "Struggling in the chaotic, stressful health-care workplace," 21 Nov. 2018 The Steam Link itself frequently sold for $5 during sales, and just $2.50 during the last Steam Summer Sale. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Valve's Steam Link is dead, and that sucks," 20 Nov. 2018 So why are animated films so frequently possessed of better storytelling than other, comparable big studio films? Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Why do so many animated films have great stories? One secret: storyboarding.," 20 Nov. 2018 Big-name architects and designers would drop in the office at all times, especially former Cranbrook classmate Charles Eames, who would frequently offer Eero feedback, as well as Alexander Girard. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why Eero Saarinen’s ‘50s office was a breeding ground for modernist design," 8 Nov. 2018 In just a month, the gaps between my lashes have started to fill-in, and the hair that's there is breaking less frequently. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Tried The Easy (and Longer Lasting) Alternative to Fake Lashes," 9 Oct. 2018 As chairman of a subcommittee that regulated Wall Street, Garrett frequently challenged attempts to boost the SEC's funding, especially after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law. Herb Jackson, USA TODAY, "Jersey payback: Rep. BIll Pascrell wants GOP foe Scott Garrett's federal salary cut to $1," 13 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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