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often

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Adjective, Adverb
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of=ten
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25 in 23 verses (in OT : 12 in 10 verses) (in NT : 13 in 13 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

oftenadv. [Formerly also ofte, fr. oft. See Oft., adv.].
     Frequently; many times; not seldom.  [1913 Webster]
oftena. 
     Frequent; common; repeated.  1 Tim. v. 23.  [1913 Webster]
    "And weary thee with often welcomes."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

often, adv. (oftener, oftenest)
1 a frequently; many times. b at short intervals.
2 in many instances.

Idiom
as often as not in roughly half the instances.
Etymology
ME: extended f. OFT, prob. after selden = SELDOM

THESAURUS

often

again and again, commonly, continually, day after day, day by day, frequently, habitually, in many instances, many a time, many times, many times over, most often, much, not infrequently, not seldom, oft, often enough, oftentimes, ofttimes, ordinarily, over and over, recurrently, regularly, repeatedly, routinely, several times, time after time, time and again, times without number, unseldom, usually, whenever you wish, year after year

ROGET THESAURUS

often

Repetition

N repetition, iteration, reiteration, harping, recurrence, succession, run, battology, tautology, monotony, tautophony, rhythm, diffuseness, pleonasm, redundancy, chimes, repetend, echo, ritornello, burden of a song, refrain, rehearsal, rechauffe, rifacimento, recapitulation, cuckoo, reverberation, drumming, renewal, twice-told tale, old story, old song, second edition, new edition, reappearance, reproduction, recursion, periodicity, repeated, repetitional, repetitionary, recurrent, recurring, ever recurring, thick coming, frequent, incessant, redundant, pleonastic, monotonous, harping, iterative, recursive, unvaried, mocking, chiming, retold, aforesaid, aforenamed, above-mentioned, above-said, habitual, another, repeatedly, often, again, anew, over again, afresh, once more, ding-dong, ditto, encore, de novo, bis, da capo, again and again, over and over, over and over again, recursively, many times over, time and again, time after time, year after year, day by day, many times, several times, a number of times, many a time, full many a time, frequently, ecce iterum Crispinus, toujours perdrix, cut and come again, tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, cantilenam eandem canis, nullum est jam dictum quod non dictum sit prius.

Frequency

N frequency, oftness, oftenness, commonness, repetition, normality, example (conformity), routine, custom (habit), regularity, uniformity, constancy, clock-work precision, punctuality, even tenor, system, routine, formula, rule, keynote, standard, model, precedent, conformity, frequent, many times, not rare, thickcoming, incessant, perpetual, continual, steady, constant, thick, uniform, repeated, customary, (habit), regular (normal), according to rule, common, everyday, usual, ordinary, familiar, old-hat, boring, well-known, trivial, often, oft, ofttimes, oftentimes, frequently, repeatedly, unseldom, not unfrequently, in quick succession, in rapid succession, many a time and oft, daily, hourly, every day, every hour, every moment, perpetually, continually, constantly, incessantly, without ceasing, at all times, daily and hourly, night and day, day and night, day after day, morning noon and night, ever anon, invariably (habit), most often, commonly, sometimes, occasionally, at times, now and then, from time to time, there being times when, toties quoties, often enough, when the mood strikes, again and again.


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