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Words nearby oftentimes
What does oftentimes mean?
Oftentimes is another way of saying often or frequently. It’s used to give an idea of how frequently something happens or is done.
Something that happens occasionally happens sometimes. Something that happens oftentimes happens a lot (though maybe not all the time).
Oftentimes is an adverb, meaning it’s typically used to describe verbs. It’s oftentimes associated with habitual actions.
A less common variant of oftentimes is ofttimes.
Example: He would oftentimes take his dog for a walk in the woods to clear his head.
Where does oftentimes come from?
The first records of the word oftentimes come from the late 1300s. The more common word sometimes is formed in the same way. The suffix -s is used in oftentimes to form an adverb—the same way it’s used in sometimes and always.
Terms like sometimes and oftentimes are used to indicate the relative frequency of an action or occurrence over a period of time. But they’re not definite terms—they depend on what the speaker means. In fact, two different people might use sometimes and oftentimes to indicate about the same level of frequency. Still, oftentimes is typically used to indicate a higher level of frequency than sometimes, as in I sometimes return my library books on time, but I oftentimes forget.
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How is oftentimes used in real life?
Oftentimes is less commonly used than often. When it is used, it’s oftentimes associated with habitual actions or recurring events.
Oftentimes I reflect on my Jamaican heritage, the journey of my foreparents, and tears come to my eyes. Sheer pride. Jamaica to the worl'! 🇯🇲
— Nadine White (@Nadine_Writes) September 13, 2020
“Social science research is oftentimes problem-focused…We approach the issues from a very different perspective. Our question is, ‘Given the structural impediments that they face, why do Black people do so well?’”https://t.co/6npzcGhEKU
— Lauren J. Parker, PhD, MPH (@DR_LJParker) September 12, 2020
oftentimes posting on twitter makes me feel like a medieval serf balancing on his head for attention
“look, my lord, look! i am being silly. now can i get a hear ye hear ye”
— nozzy inc. (@schnooozle) August 4, 2020
Try using oftentimes!
Which of the following words has a meaning that’s closest to oftentimes?
Example sentences from the Web for oftentimes
The Garfield specials are also unique for their deadpan delivery and oftentimes bleak worldview.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oftentimes public fear like this can be a self-indulgent kind of collective astral projection.
And oftentimes, we can project hypochondria onto others, Akerman said.Strangers Diagnose Your Illness and Get Cash in Return|Kevin Zawacki|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oftentimes, you can look at your data in the app that collects it.
His shoots, oftentimes for Vogue, would also “wind up with sex.”Speed Read: Terry Richardson on Sex, Lies, and Lindsay Lohan|Justin Jones|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Oftentimes he holds no elective office, but may be an appointee of the government or State.The Cleverdale Mystery or, The Machine and its Wheels|W. A. Wilkins
Oftentimes I thought I'd raised it, but it was never there, wee laddie, never there.The Wind Bloweth|Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Oftentimes his wit was severely sarcastic, but as a rule it was only genial and mirth-provoking.Genius in Sunshine and Shadow|Maturin Murray Ballou
Oftentimes they concern rather the manner of conducting business.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
Oftentimes our patients listen so attentively that they forget they are in a crowd.Notable Women Of Modern China|Margaret E. Burton