from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not seldom; sometimes; frequently.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb rare Not seldom; frequently.

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  • adverb archaic Not seldom; frequently.


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un- +‎ seldom


  • Forsooth ye wot that not unseldom do women use the custom of going arrayed like men, when they would journey with hidden head; and ye may happen upon such gear as hath been made for such a woman rather than any man; but thou shalt get me also a short bow and a quiver of arrows, for verily these be my proper weapons that I can deal with deftly.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • When Mr. Collins said anything of which his wife might reasonably be ashamed, which certainly was not unseldom, she involuntarily turned her eye on Charlotte.

    Pride and Prejudice

  • Although it deserves the best of cultivation, its demands are few, for under the poorest system of management it is often extremely prolific, and not unseldom the most profitable crop in the garden.

    The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots 16th Edition

  • Divines of all denominations, Protestant and Catholic, have also their 'At homes' and their 'Congregations,' and innocent amusement is not unseldom mixed with religious teaching at their meetings.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • The pipe-bowls and stems always remain of the size appropriated by etiquette to the use of the harem; but the strongest and most pungent sorts of tobacco are not unseldom smoked, until the mouth, which, according to the assurance of the poet, in the bloom of its youth breathed forth ambergiris and musk, in its fortieth year acquires so strong a smell that the lady can be scented from a distance.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • And this would be the case even if we had in use his luscious vehicle; but with an inferior one, too often with a bad one, the case of weakness is aggravated, and not unseldom the presumption and the failure of an attempt the more conspicuous.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847.

  • It deals with passion in its intensity, and not unseldom penetrates the darkest recesses of the human heart.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • Hardly a single deed whatever occurs that stands out over the everyday, hardly a crime is committed, without the concurrence of third persons, direct or indirect, not unseldom bearing a likeness to the effects of suggestion.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • Kaffir blankets haunted the refuse-heaps, and fought with gaunt dogs for picked bones and empty meat-tins, and were found dead not unseldom, after full meals of strange and dreadful things.

    The Dop Doctor

  • "Yea," she said, "since I may not so much as go out from it and come back again unthreatened; yet have I been, and that unseldom, in a worser prison than this: do thou go look on the Least Guard-chamber, and see if it be a meet dwelling for thy master's daughter."

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair


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