oft·​times ˈȯf(t)-ˌtīmz How to pronounce ofttimes (audio)
chiefly literary
: on many occasions : often
Our books of science, as they improve in accuracy, are in danger of losing the freshness and vigor and readiness to appreciate the real laws of Nature, which is a marked merit in the ofttimes false theories of the ancients.Henry David Thoreau

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ofttimes was in the 14th century

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“Ofttimes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ofttimes. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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