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
In a sport where pressure and intimidation play a huge role, Federer seldom blinks.
Then, too, the footnotes identifying the many people mentioned in the letters—an inevitable and useful feature of books of this kind—seldom give us any real information about them.
Most of the pieces in the exhibit have never or seldom been displayed before.
Puente, 36, wearing a gray suit and prison-issued, thick, dark-frame glasses, has watched intently through a week of testimony, but seldom conferred with his attorneys, at least in public.
But when the situation is reversed, fathers seldom take the kids to visit.
But as a tour through the psychological heart of darkness, guided by the ruthless monarch himself, Richard III seldom fails to fascinate.
But Drummond seldom shared the floor with Maker, overlapping for just a few minutes and one offensive rebound.
Like Fickell, his trials and errors have been magnified by the size of a stage seldom occupied by entry-level coaches.
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Origin and Etymology of seldom
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
once in a blue moon;
SELDOM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seldom for English Language Learners
: not often : almost never
SELDOM Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
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