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
Science denialism can seem intractable, and studies on the topic are seldom encouraging.
Games of his Orix Blue Wave were seldom shown on TV, overshadowed by the popular Yomiuri Giants or the Hanshin Tigers.
Victor Reyes, a Rule 5 outfielder who seldom plays, was hit with a late stop sign rounding third base and was thrown out on his way back to the bag.
The pelting rains of February, March and April dumped feet of snow on Mt. Hood, much of it powder of the quality seldom seen in the Cascades.
It’s given us shirtless Eric Musselman, the Nevada coach and former Arizona State assistant who celebrated the Wolf Pack’s run to the Sweet Sixteen with enthusiasm seldom seen.
The enigmatic Stone has seldom been seen over the past 20 years outside of Sly & The Family Stone’s 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and turning up for a tribute at the 2006 Grammy Awards.
At the time, town officials said it was seldom used by the community.
In the mid-2000s a few kits would occasionally become available when a bankrupt developer dumped its assets in haste, but for the most part the hardware was seldom spotted in the wild.
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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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