not infrequently

idiom

: frequently : often
an error not infrequently made by beginners

Examples of not infrequently in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are stories about difficult and not infrequently destructive characters who are lost in their own worlds. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 Earthquakes in Arizona happen not infrequently but are rarely felt due to their remote locations and mostly weak magnitudes. Fernando Cervantes Jr., The Arizona Republic, 24 July 2023 Then, beginning about half a million years ago, scientists start to see cannibalism happening not infrequently in the fossil record among our relative species, particularly Neanderthals and H. sapiens. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 June 2023 His mother worried about us, too, and asked Matt, not infrequently, What if the green card doesn’t go through, what if the green card doesn’t go through, what if the green card doesn’t go through? Weike Wang, The New Yorker, 19 June 2023 The jokes not infrequently centered on the consequences of drinking. Patrick Frater, Variety, 22 Apr. 2023 Then, beginning about half a million years ago, scientists start to see cannibalism happening not infrequently in the fossil record among our relative species, particularly Neanderthals and H. sapiens. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 June 2023 Residents, most of whom expressed approval for removing the statue, came to complain about the constant disruptions, which sometimes involved nighttime conflict between Black Lives Matter supporters and Confederate sympathizers and, not infrequently, the sound of gunfire. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 For more than 20 years, an online chat board called the Rant has been the place where New York City police officers have gone in secret to complain about their jobs — not infrequently using blatantly racist and misogynistic language. Alan Feuer, New York Times, 5 Nov. 2020

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“Not infrequently.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20infrequently. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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