American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Rarely; not often; not frequently.
- adj. Archaic. Rare; infrequent.
- adv. not often
- Old English seldan. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English seldum, alteration of seldan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“His expression seldom changes, with his cool stare and clenched jaw, the product of military schooling, but he's no less demanding or intense than Carril once was.”
“And at the risk of seeming importunate, I daresay humble is a word seldom applied to you, my lord Rolande.”
“The elusive Monti characteristically clung to the shadows, his name seldom surfacing even in the annals of the French occult world.”
“Her name seldom featured in the press unless prefixed by the word "troubled" and accompanied by an account of her battles with drink and drugs and her dependent-abusive relationship with her husband, a petty drug dealer and junkie called Blake Fielder-Civil.”
“It's certainly not for the weak of stomach, but then again, most people who read historical accounts with the word "Devil" in the title seldom have to concern themselves with that.”
“Yet for the ordinary person, Arnold says, "the term seldom refers to a literal or criminal conspiracy, but rather to a generalized worldview in which ordinary folks are constantly the targets of manipulation and deception.”
“This seldom is the case with people in influential positions.”
“Smoking lowers collagen levels by destroying vitamin C. Blepharitis, a term seldom heard by most of us, is an inflammation of the outer edges of the eyelid and can have other symptoms such as swelling of the eyelid, loss of eyelashes, excessive tearing and sensitivity to light.”
“Fearful, is a term seldom used to describe sinners.”
“Here is the head of a British Hero; a title seldom conferred, and as seldom merited, till the ardent valour of the youthful warrior is ripened into the wisdom and cool intrepidity of the veteran.”
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