Examples of seldom in a Sentence
- Employers also say that foreign-born workers tend to work harder, be more reliable, and complain less than the natives they can hire at the same wage. This is not surprising. Unskilled immigrants have seldom finished secondary school, but they have overcome all kinds of obstacles both to get here and to stay here. —Christopher Jencks, New York Review of Books, 27 Sept. 2007
- "The pervasive theme is rebellion." Laurel Thatcher Ulrich begins her new book, "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History," struggling to explain—understand—the appeal of an aside she made in the spring 1976 issue of an academic journal, a comment that has become a popular slogan printed on T-shirts and coffee mugs and bumper stickers, usually without her permission and often without attribution. —Kathryn Harrison, New York Times Book Review, 30 Sept. 2007
- Kangaroo rats belong to a North American family of rodents well known for living in arid habitats, where they forage almost exclusively for seeds. They seldom have access to drinking water, but instead get most of their moisture from digesting the seeds. —Michael A. Mares, Natural History, November 2003
We seldom go to the movies.
This type of turtle seldom grows over four inches in length.
Recent Examples of seldom from the Web
Battlefield’s best moments happen around this experience, and designers have seldom strayed from this core concept.
The order also allows U.S. consular officials to issue individual waivers allowing entry from the seven countries in the ban in cases of hardship — waivers that the dissenters said have seldom been allowed since the policy took effect.
Judges overseeing the system seldom find that a claim warrants an investigation or that a judge should be disciplined.
Those corks seldom were still for more than a few seconds before twitching and disappearing.
In the past, brain science was seldom part of the social debate because trauma metrics didn't even exist 10 years ago.
In a locker room of 53 players (90 at this time of year), there is seldom a consensus viewpoint on anything.
But during a season in which Golden State and Cleveland were at times very beatable and in which Boston lost its two biggest stars to injury, only Houston’s presence in the conference finals was seldom in doubt.
But life has seldom been simple for Williams, 36, starting with her early years with her family in Compton.
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once in a blue moon;
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Definition of seldom for English Language Learners
: not often : almost never
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