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[free-kwuh nt-lee] /ˈfri kwənt li/
often; many times; at short intervals.
Origin of frequently
First recorded in 1525-35; frequent + -ly
repeatedly. See often. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For that matter she frequently went to all three the same day.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • This day her thoughts were on Peter frequently because she intended to see him that night.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The officers, haggard but tireless, aroused them frequently.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • From that time her anger was frequently restrained by the sight or the mention of the book.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • Female performers are frequently expected to drink with the patrons.

Word Origin and History for frequently

1530s, from frequent (adj.) + -ly (2).

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