oftentimes was our Word of the Day on 06/12/2017. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of oftentimes in a Sentence
Oftentimes, he is the only man in the aerobics class.
children oftentimes don't realize how quickly time passes
Recent Examples of oftentimes from the Web
Collin Sexton is a divisive player, but inarguably has gifts as a scorer, oftentimes proving a load to stop at Alabama.
And oftentimes racial, class, and gender biases get in the way of empathetic identification.
The vandals, who oftentimes are listless area teenagers.
After all, the cloud top to the ground is oftentimes as much as ten miles!
The Obama administration’s strategy was to expedite deportations of refugee children oftentimes without a lawyer, and jail refugee mothers with children as a deterrent.
And the fact that an artist was able to also not go on autopilot, because the creation of videos oftentimes is on autopilot.
As the City Council stands, Morrison’s vote oftentimes is influential, particularly in split decisions that end in a 3-2 vote.
The Diary of A Teenage Girl, for example, cast a then-22 year-old Bel Powley to play fifteen—and so Fox’s decision to use Nélisse is incredibly bold, and oftentimes difficult to watch.
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Did You Know?
Despite its archaic, literary ring, oftentimes is quite alive today. In fact, it seems to be more popular even now than it was thirty years or so ago, appearing frequently both in written expressions and in quoted speech. Oftentimes was first used in the 14th century (the same century that gave us often), and its meaning hasn't changed - as meanings oftentimes will - in all that time. It was formed as an extension of its slightly older synonym ofttimes. Today ofttimes is less common, but oft (which comes from Old English and also means "often" or "frequently") is popular in combination with past participles, as in oft-praised.
a lot, time after time, time and again;
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