Origin of oft
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The evolution of style is oft studied but rarely understood in any comprehensive manner.
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|Judnick Mayard|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so; Pardon is still the nurse of second woe," after all.
In the past, Obama has been oft criticized for weak bargaining.
The Maid had by her first triumph given the "sign" so oft demanded of her that she was truly the envoy of God.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
But shall she not prevail, And sway you, as she oft hath done before?Gent.Beaumont & Fletcher's Works (8 of 10)|Francis Beaumont
Second-rate man Boswell may have been, as he himself so oft admits, yet as a biographer he stands first in the front rank.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
It came about, as I have oft noted things to do, after a metely deal of talk, yet right suddenly in the end.Joyce Morrell's Harvest|Emily Sarah Holt
Oft with lying skill men veneer the plaster pillar with slabs of marble, and hide soft wood with strips of mahogany.Right Living as a Fine Art|Newell Dwight Hillis
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Word Origin for oft
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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.