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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
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How to use oftentimes in a sentence
I think it’s important to share some of those stories because, oftentimes, I think people are put on a pedestal, especially when you’re the first woman to graduate from The Citadel.Republican Rep. Nancy Mace on the Capitol insurrection: ‘We need to rebuild our party’|KK Ottesen|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
We know that having the data isn’t synonymous with deriving value from the data as it oftentimes exists in silos, in different structures or schemas and accessible to different teams within an organization.Leveraging customer data and AI to drive ecommerce growth in 2021|Tracey Ryan O’Connor|February 1, 2021|Search Engine Watch
Because oftentimes it’s that gap where you kind of know something wasn’t quite right.
I very much like the fact that these are a better proxy for the economy, whereas narrow large-cap indices are oftentimes heavily impacted by sharp moves of large constituents.Reeling from the Wirecard scandal, Germany’s DAX is getting its largest overhaul ever|kdunn6|November 24, 2020|Fortune
It is in newsrooms, it is in press conferences, but oftentimes the source content is on Twitter.
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
There is nothing cheaper than advice, and oftentimes nothing dearer, that is, if you are foolish enough to take it from everybody.The Whale and the Grasshopper|Seumas O'Brien
In money matters modesty and meekness are oftentimes great faults, and the contrary qualities are of infinite use.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
And verily it looks but sadly (although it oftentimes happens) when a Man and his Wife do contend about this.
The language they use is not only ungrammatical but oftentimes both slangy and profane.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
For a flogging is oftentimes the only punishment of which a rough and ill-conditioned boy is afraid.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll