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  • adv. Dated form of infrequently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Infrequently. 415


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  • There was a vein of sadness in it that chimed in with my own latent feelings, unfrequently touched with a feeling akin to melancholy and a sense of isolation and loneliness -- I am so far away from the few old friends who are left, and there is sometimes such a heart hunger for love and sympathy, that life in China but for the faith and hope which surive,

    Letter from Young J Allen to Rev. George G. Smith,January 20, 1901

  • It is not unfrequently a question of real nicety in legislative bodies, whether the operation of a particular measure will, or will not, extend beyond the legislative sphere.


  • It is true, the system here, as in other branches, was stretched to fantastic extravagance, and cases of scandal not unfrequently arose.

    Quentin Durward

  • In this they exercised themselves by darting at each other long reeds, or canes, balanced for the purpose, which, in this rude sport, they threw with such force, as not unfrequently to strike each other from their steeds, and otherwise to cause serious damage.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • It not unfrequently happened, that an acquaintance which commenced in the

    The Monastery

  • It is no wonder that with these favouring circumstances in full and constant operation, street robberies, often accompanied by cruel wounds, and not unfrequently by loss of life, should have been of nightly occurrence in the very heart of London, or that quiet folks should have had great dread of traversing its streets after the shops were closed.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • This treaty between interest and pride was not, however, so firmly cemented but that the young despot was, not unfrequently, the cause of revolts in her little realm.

    The Ball at Sceaux

  • Mr. Goodchild, who is always in love with somebody, and not unfrequently with several objects at once, made no reply.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • This part of the conversation was rather unintelligible; but popular rumour in the neighbourhood asserted that Mr Squeers, being amiably opposed to cruelty to animals, not unfrequently purchased for by consumption the bodies of horned cattle who had died a natural death; possibly he was apprehensive of having unintentionally devoured some choice morsel intended for the young gentlemen.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Compter, and the bustle and noise of the city; and just on that particular part of Snow Hill where omnibus horses going eastward seriously think of falling down on purpose, and where horses in hackney cabriolets going westward not unfrequently fall by accident, is the coach – yard of the

    Nicholas Nickleby


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