• WordNet 3.6
    • n frequentative a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, the most frequent month for a tornado to occur is in May.
    • a Frequentative (Gram) Serving to express the frequent repetition of an action; as, a frequentative verb.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most frequent season for most suicides to occur is in the spring. The winter months have the lowest number of suicides
    • frequentative In grammar, serving to express the repetition of an action: as, dictito is a frequentative verb.
    • n frequentative A verb which denotes the frequent occurrence or repetition of an action, as dictito (Latin) from dicto, vāvadīti (Sanskrit) from vadati, waggle from wag.
    • n frequentative Abbreviated freq.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "E" is the most frequently used letter in the English alphabet, "Q" is the least.
    • adj Frequentative (gram.) denoting the frequent repetition of an action
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  • Winston Churchill
    “In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used frequently to take my advice.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.”
  • Seneca
    “Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.”
  • Henri B. Stendhal
    “True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.”
  • Thomas A. Edison
    “Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. frequentativus,: cf. F. fréquentatif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. frequens, frequentis; cog. with farcīre, to stuff.


In literature:

This character is, however, more frequently displayed in wounds received at mean, or longer, ranges.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
The government frequently gave orders for ships to be built at Liverpool.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
It is a condition that is very frequently neglected even by the family physician.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
I have frequently myself found this to be the case.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The rural mind needs frequent stimulus, and it needs frequent association with many minds.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
The works of the ancients were frequently destroyed at the instigation of the monks.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
In seedsmen's lists it is frequently, but erroneously, called the Altringham.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
This shows another reason for frequent washing of the skin, and for the frequent changes of the garment next the skin.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
For this reason women can stand frequently repeated sex relations and emissions or pollutions much better than men can.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
Whalebone purfling has been frequently used, particularly by the old Amsterdam makers.
"The Violin" by George Hart
We must frequently throw out the sounding line into the shifting sea of possibility in order to find secure anchorage.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
This is a frequent error in speech.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Boards of managers are frequently changed, and the policy of the library with them.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
He endeavored to prove too much, and was, as a matter of consequence, frequently at fault himself.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
There are many volcanoes, two of them in frequent intermittent activity, viz.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Dogs and horses frequently form friendships.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
This is one of the most common of all malformations, and seems to affect certain plants more frequently than others.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
Frequent urination indicates an irritable or painful condition of the bladder or urethra or that the quantity is excessive.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Constant and Minute-Man Geysers, though small, are frequent and vigorous in action.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The coloration of mammals frequently exhibits conspicuous patterns of marking.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard

In poetry:

Ah Sin was his name;
And I shall not deny,
In regard to the same,
What that name might imply;
But his smile it was pensive and childlike,
As I frequent remarked to Bill Nye.
"Plain Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
One hath his rest amid the sacred shade
Whose turf reveals the mourner's frequent tread,
And one beneath the unfathomed deep is laid
To slumber till the sea restores her dead.
"The Brothers," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
I frequent punishment inflict on those
(Though to the third or fourth degree remov'd)
Who like their sires profess themselves my foes,
And senseless idols have, before me, lov'd:
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard
Pray, that thou always mayest strength obtain,
The monstrous sin of drunk'ness to prevent ;
From all excess, throughout thy life, refrain,
And never go, where drunken folks frequent.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
He gives thee time to mend each wicked way —
He gives thee frequent warnings, to repent —
Then take his warning — whilst 'tis yet to-day,
Or thou shalt soon thy negligence lament.
"Mr. Prichard's Complaint Of The Town Of Llandovery (The Author's Parish) And His Advice And Warning " by Rees Prichard
Now dim underneath us, through distance we view
The green grassy earth, and the ocean’s deep blue;
There tempests and frequent disasters arise,
Whilst free and untroubled we wend through the skies.
"Birds Of Passage (From The Swedish)" by George Borrow

In news:

Paul Solman frequently answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page.
Also, Erin talks about her frequent visits to baby showers.
On one of his frequent school visits, Carmen was thinking about how he could bring the printed word and online video together, when he sketched a picture in his journal.
As predicted by T+L's editors this January, things just got a little better for frequent-flying gourmands.
He is the co-author of four books and a frequent commentator on polls for National Public Radio.
It is a serious tradition with me and all the staff at the restaurant I frequent.
Most frequently, the root cause of the failure is overuse or misuse.
A frequent speaker at our annual Leadership Summits, Bob Nardelli was asked to give practical guidance to CEOs for managing in tough economic times.
Character actor John Finnegan (also frequently credited as J.P.
Thesp frequently played the baddie.
Pataki was a versatile thesp who frequently played the bad guy in pics like "Grave of the Vampire" and "Airport '77.
BETH ARCHER BROMBERT is a writer who frequently returns to Italy Published: March 12, 1989.
During both the Democratic and Republican conventions, Daily Show correspondents frequently found themselves in trouble with the powers that be.
My Jewish friend Mim and I, a Catholic, frequently joke about who was raised with the greater degree of guilt.
When Japanese helmer Takashi Shimuzu presents horror-thriller "Tormented," a 3D fantasy puzzle, out-of-competition today, one of the most frequently asked questions may well be: What really happens.

In science:

Indeed, several claims based on the replica method have been subsequently established rigorously, so it is frequently (but definitely not always) correct.
Random k-SAT: Two Moments Suffice to Cross a Sharp Threshold
For these one frequently finds the notation A, and B , respectively, in the literature.
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
Since these will be used frequently in the search for generalized complex structures, we single them out as follows.
Generalized complex structures on nilmanifolds
We have presented a method for generating random networks which unite two frequently modeled topological features– clustering and the degree distribution.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
This ‘delayed scaling’ can be understood by realizing that only 2nd order processes are effective in lowering the energy scale, and these become less frequent as N increases.
Random Antiferromagnetic SU(N) Spin Chains
X1≤i≤k,1≤j≤l Note that we needed the (ai )t in case k = l = 1, when the result of the bracket lies in B (for the same reason, we will frequently have such idempotents at the beginning of a possibly empty sequence of elements of Q).
A Hopf algebra quantizing a necklace Lie algebra canonically associated to a quiver
Much of Section 2 is concerned with showing that, in the presence of many frequently studied finiteness conditions, there are no such examples.
Integral Domains whose Simple Overrings are Intersections of Localizations
Frequently in this approach it has been assumed that the curve or surface is Gaussian.
Estimation of fractal dimension for a class of Non-Gaussian stationary processes and fields
Throughout this paper we make frequent use of the notation for increments and multi-indices given in the Appendix.
Estimation of fractal dimension for a class of Non-Gaussian stationary processes and fields
Moreover, in our study we will address the effective behaviour of random anisotropy magnets: it is frequently encountered in experimental and MC studies but less attention has been paid to it in the theoretical analysis.
Critical properties of random anisotropy magnets
While our model is valid for random-perturbation-based privacy-preserving mining in general, we specifically eval uate its utility here with regard to frequent-itemset mining on a variety of real datasets.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
The core of the association rule mining is to identify “frequent itemsets”, that is, all those itemsets whose support (i.e. frequency) in the database is in excess of a userspecified threshold.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
Support Error (ρ) This metric re flects the (percentage) average relative error in the reconstructed support values for those itemsets that are correctly identified to be frequent.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
We show frequent-itemsetmining accuracy results for our proposed perturbation mechanisms as well as representative prior techniques.
A Framework for High-Accuracy Privacy-Preserving Mining
Naturally, the situation becomes considerably simpler in the presence of two commuting Killing vectors as in the frequently studied case of stationary axisymmetric fields.
Weyl metrics and the generating conjecture