Definitions

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  • adj. Not frequent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Infrequent.
  • transitive v. To cease to frequent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not frequent; not common; not happening often; infrequent.
  • To cease to frequent.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ frequent

Examples

  • Appenfell was one of those mountains, not unfrequent, which is on one side abrupt and bounded by a wall of almost fathomless precipice, and on the other descends to the plain in a cataract of billowy undulations.

    St. Winifred's, or The World of School

  • I HAVE rared up and ripsnorted at spells, but most unfrequent.

    To Kill a Man

  • Antelope also were very numerous, and as they were quite tame -- being seldom chased -- and naturally very inquisitive, it was not an unfrequent thing to see one of the graceful little creatures run in among the men and be made a prisoner.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • But, as is not unfrequent with a man who is fond of reading but no linguist, Ibsen's French and English came and went in a trembling uncertainty.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • The immediate cause of this phenomenon might probably have been an earthquake, not unfrequent in that country.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • "'George, I let Mary go yesterday,' was not an unfrequent salutation at the dinner table."

    Sister Carrie and the Leisure Class

  • I had the pleasure, on this occasion, of renewing the acquaintance of Master Micawber, whom I found a promising boy of about twelve or thirteen, very subject to that restlessness of limb which is not an unfrequent phenomenon in youths of his age.

    David Copperfield

  • Neat attendants silently glide about the orderly and silent tables; the lookers-on move or stop as the fancy takes them; comments in whispers on face such a number from such a window are not unfrequent; many of the faces are of a character to fix attention.

    No Thoroughfare

  • After illustrating the wisdom of going backward, by reference to that sagacious fish, the crab, and the not unfrequent practice of the mule and donkey, he described their general objects; which were briefly vengeance on their Tyrant

    Barnaby Rudge

  • They knew and laughed at the cheats practised on the army, for horses, provisions, and the like; for a good bargain over the foreigner was not an unfrequent or unpleasant practice among

    The Virginians

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