Origin of oft
Examples from the Web for oft
The evolution of style is oft studied but rarely understood in any comprehensive manner.100 Years of Beauty Styles in 1 Minute
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
December 3, 2014
The conforms of systemic racism have caused a precious grasping of your blackness that oft times seeks to destroy us.‘black-ish’ Keeps It Real about the Invisible Black Man
September 24, 2014
"Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so; Pardon is still the nurse of second woe," after all.Hamas: The Palestinian Fashion Police
April 9, 2013
In the past, Obama has been oft criticized for weak bargaining.Obama Launches Tax Cut Fight
July 9, 2012
The happiest of us has been weary of her many a time and oft.The Hall of Fantasy (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
His oft quoted maxim was, "It is better to wear out than to rust out."Cleveland Past and Present
And many a time and oft it do be coming and us not thinking of it.
Many a time and oft he has let me go to St. Penfer when it was raining and blowing.
"I've oft telt thee so," said Mattha, not fearing the character of a Job's comforter.The Shadow of a Crime
- short for often (archaic or poetic except in combinations such as oft-repeated and oft-recurring)
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Word Origin and History for oft
Old English oft "often, frequently," from Proto-Germanic *ofta- "frequently" (cf. Old Frisian ofta, Danish ofte, Old High German ofto, German oft, Old Norse opt, Gothic ufta "often"), of unknown origin. Archaic except in compounds (e.g. oft-told), and replaced by its derivative often.