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  1. often; many times; at short intervals.
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Origin of frequently

First recorded in 1525–35; frequent + -ly

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Related Words for frequently

regularly, often, generally, intermittently, usually, periodically, oftentimes, ofttimes, oft, customarily, much, ordinarily, habitually, recurrently, spasmodically, successively

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Historical Examples of frequently

  • 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.

  • 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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