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
The structure of the seats is plastic and the covering is oftentimes leather.
In most rural counties, schools are oftentimes what defines the county.
So the people will oftentimes go to foreign lands, foreign countries.
Most permanent hair dyes use toxic chemicals to bring about a change in color, oftentimes damaging hair in the process.
Historically, when racist ideas won’t subdue black people racial violence is oftentimes next. .
And the bridge, which is oftentimes a kind of boring moment in a song, is my personal favorite moment.
Drag queen BenDeLaCreme stopped by Cosmopolitan.com to show us just how to achieve this classic, but oftentimes tricky, winged liner look with ease.
Which is why ski resorts are oftentimes the largest customers for their local utility providers, particularly during the winter months.
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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.
First Known Use of oftentimes
a lot, time after time, time and again;
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