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oftentimes

[aw-fuh n-tahymz, of-uh n-; awf-tuh n, of-] /ˈɔ fənˌtaɪmz, ˈɒf ən-; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-/
adverb
1.
Also, ofttimes
[awft-tahymz, oft-, awf-, of-] /ˈɔftˌtaɪmz, ˈɒft-, ˈɔf-, ˈɒf-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of oftentimes
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at often, time, -s1
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  • Then the little bird's song can oftentimes be a comfort to you.

  • oftentimes it's so faint it's more like a feelin' than a smell.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Which yet they do with so happy an impudence that oftentimes the civilians envy them that faculty.

    The Praise of Folly Desiderius Erasmus
  • oftentimes since have I wondered what was the tenour of her prayers that night.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • A traveller will oftentimes swing his hammock on a tree, and sleep in it all night.

Word Origin and History for oftentimes

extended form of often, attested from early 15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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