oft

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adverb \ˈȯft\

Definition of oft

  1. :  often oft asked questions an oft quoted statement

Examples of oft in a sentence

  1. as I have oft said, you need to look before you leap

Origin and Etymology of oft

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German ofto often


First Known Use: before 12th century


OFT Defined for Kids

oft

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adverb \ˈȯft\

Definition of oft for Students

  1. :  often Sometimes I traveled through woods. More oft I passed abandoned fields. — Avi, Crispin



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