ofttimes

adverb
oft·​times | \ ˈȯf(t)-ˌtīmz How to pronounce ofttimes (audio) \

Definition of ofttimes

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

First Known Use of ofttimes

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Ofttimes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ofttimes. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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