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[aw-fuh n-tahymz, of-uh n-; awf-tuh n, of-]
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  1. often.
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Also oft·times [awft-tahymz, oft-, awf-, of-] /ˈɔftˌtaɪmz, ˈɒft-, ˈɔf-, ˈɒf-/.

Origin of oftentimes

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at often, time, -s1
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Historical Examples

  • The exponent of Rousseau was ofttimes "long preaching," like St. Paul.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • True to his friends, if, indeed, he loves them; and ofttimes false to his own interest.


    H. Rider Haggard

  • Ofttimes he drew his sleeve across his face, but there was no damming that trickle.

    Peter and Wendy

    James Matthew Barrie

  • It is so darkened that ofttimes it seems to have been quite put out.

  • Strychnia alone, or with either of these oils, is ofttimes beneficial.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

Word Origin and History for ofttimes


extended form of often, attested from early 15c.

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