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
Though the smaller canine would bully Charlie, Rickerby said the bigger pooch seldom retaliated.
The entryway had been seldom used for years, but recently was made the main entrance for the new Center for Teaching and Learning.
The beneficiaries of corporate welfare are seldom entrepreneurs and innovators — or even workers — but rather those crony capitalists who have the right connections or who know how to work the system.
The whole thing starts with two well-known, but seldom discussed truths about hair.
Yet these harms seldom if ever materialized within the hitherto unregulated marketplace of Internet-service providers.
Good news for CenturyLink customers Data caps have generally headed in the wrong direction for consumers in the US home Internet market, and customers seldom have much choice in the matter because of a lack of competition.
The hosts continue: The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about us.
The bumblebees have not made the move to suburbia, so they are seldom seen.
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Origin and Etymology of seldom
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsinfrequently, little, rarely, once in a blue moon
Antonymsfrequently, oft, often, oftentimes (or ofttimes)
Related Wordsne'er, never; episodically, irregularly, now and then, occasionally, sometimes, sporadically
Near Antonymscustomarily, generally, habitually, ordinarily, routinely, usually; always, constantly, continually, continuously, endlessly, eternally, ever, everlastingly, evermore, forever, invariably, perennially, perpetually, unceasingly; chronically, recurrently, repeatedly
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