from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Many times; frequently.
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- adv. Frequently, many times.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Frequent; common; repeated.
- adv. Frequently; many times; not seldom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Many times; many a time; frequently; not seldom; not rarely: same as oft, and now the usual form.
- Synonyms Often, Frequently. Where these words differ, often is the simpler and stronger, and expresses the more regular recurrence: as, I often take that path and frequently meet him on the way.
- Frequent; repeated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. many times at short intervals
- adv. in many cases or instances
- adv. frequently or in great quantities
We may not often have such hot summers in winter, but neither do we _often_ have such cold winters in summer.
As far as my observations extend, few, if any, of all the devotees to this stupefying substance, ever resort to its use without some supposed necessity; and often, alas _too often_, by the advice of physicians.
_I often had been often_ F1. _often had been_ (om.
"Entrepreneur" is a term often used, but seldom defined.
Since then, Chinese Internet companies have announced efforts to crack down on "rumors"—a term often understood to mean information that the Communist Party finds undesirable—while city governments are enacting new rules that would require users of Twitter-like microblogs and other services to register their real names with the companies before posting.
"China was liberated 60 years ago," wrote one Weibo user, borrowing a term often used by the government to describe the Communist Party's rise to power.
I think we can be a force multiplied, which is a term often used by law enforcement, where private industry serves as additional eyes and ears to help authorities to uncover these activities to protect the public, Frantz said.
Giving a name to difficult problems that are poorly understood provides a kind of false comfort, but the label often doesn't really add to the understanding and may carry risks of its own -- especially unnecessary treatment, stigma and wasted resources.
"Enemies of peace" is a term often used by the Afghan government to describe the Taliban and other insurgents.
According to state media, he told executives that Internet companies should "step up the application and management of new technology, and absolutely put an end" to "fake and misleading information," a term often to mean information not approved by Chinese authorities.