oftenness

Definitions

  • Totems Often Seen
    Totems Often Seen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oftenness the number of occurrences within a given time period "the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second","the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Mr. Laurence often opened his study door Mr. Laurence often opened his study door

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Women shoplift more often than men; the statistics are 4 to 1.
    • n Oftenness Frequency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In South Africa, termites are often roasted and eaten by the handful, like pretzels or popcorn.
    • n oftenness Frequency.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Against Army regulations, George Armstrong Custer often wore a blue velvet uniform.
    • n Oftenness frequency
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Quotations

  • David Grayson
    David Grayson
    “We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.”
  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Often he who does too much does too little.”
  • Nicholas Boileau
    Nicholas%20Boileau
    “Greatest fools are the most often satisfied.”
  • John Churton Collins
    John Churton Collins
    “A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “We die as often as we lose a friend.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. oft; Ger. oft, Goth. ufta.

Usage

In literature:

We used often to go to the sacred stone of the Indians and I have often seen the Sioux warriors around it.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Esther often played, with exquisite skill, selections from musical masters.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
I often felt much for Father La Combe, who was not yet fixed in his state of interior death, but often rose and fell into alternatives.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Often there was a spinning-house where servants could spin flax and wool.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
The centre, or oldest teeth show the marks of age first, and often become somewhat worn before the corner teeth appear.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
It is only a loose popular way of speaking, if this purposive analysis of a character is often called psychological.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
They often entered the town and obtained bread, tobacco, and even rum from the inhabitants.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
In the ordinary infectious diseases it does not often exceed 106 deg.. A temperature of 107.5 deg.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
The days were so pleasant that the children often took Daisy out in her chair to see them at their plays.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Soreness of the nipples, which renders suckling painful, often leads the mother to avoid putting the child to the breast as often as she should.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
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In poetry:

What dreams they bring! what thoughts reveal!
That have their source in loveliness,
Through which the doubts I often feel
Grow less and less.
"Sunset Clouds" by Madison Julius Cawein
Till the day break, and shadows flee,
Till the sweet dawning light I see,
Thine eyes to me-ward often turn,
Nor let my soul in darkness mourn.
"Hymn 70" by Isaac Watts
She learnt to dream of him, and told them:
"In slumber often uprises he,
And says: 'I am joyed that, after all, Dear,
You've not deserted me!"
"A Woman's Fancy" by Thomas Hardy
"Behold," he cried, "on yonder wave,
The only one with whom I stray,
The only image still I have,
Too often, even while I pray
To Him who gave.
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
"You taxed me often, teased me, wept;
I only smiled, and still I kept
Through storm and sun and night and day,
My joyous, viewless, faithful way.
"When Love Went" by Susan Coolidge
And the people that peopled the old-time dream
Were pleasant and fair to see,
And the dreamer he walked with them again
As often of old walked he.
"The Dreams" by Eugene Field

In news:

That strikes suddenly and unexpectedly, often among healthy.
To me, a piano and saxophone alone together often sound panicky, rushing to fill all that open space.
Increasing the demand for lamb is often cited as the key to rebuilding the US lamb industry (Purcell: 1998).
Torture Is Often a Temptation And Almost Never Works.
Teens often judge each other by appearance.
One popular plant for Christmas is often not particularly showy when you receive it.
Jordan does what he does, often as an afterthought, and our mouths open, stupefied.
It was a staple on all my friends' feast tables, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and guests often generously brought it to our house, but I wouldn't touch it.
The American Civil War has often been described as the "bloodiest war" in US history, with the death of about 700 000 soldiers between 1861 and 1865.
In Florida and the Bahamas , as well as most of the Caribbean, conch is abundant, free to divers and affordable for most people, and it is often served raw.
I liked it when it was still just an ugly, stained cement bunker with the (often inaccurate) hours painted on its back.
Check this page often to see if your review has been featured.
Techno is still played more often than tango these days at clubs.
How often do you find yourself with a bunch of bananas that look as though a trip to the compost is in their future.
Locks of Love hair donations often thrown away A startling report reveals that the snipped hair for Locks of Love is often thrown away.
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In science:

We will often write nA for the direct sum of n copies of a module A, although in the case of a ring R we prefer the notation Rn for the free right Rmodule of rank n, whose elements we think of as column vectors.
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
Typically we will fix a constant c and consider F (n, ⌊cn⌋) ; where it does not matter we will often write cn in lieu of ⌊cn⌋ and we often omit the notation ⌊·⌋ in other instances.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
We will often give examples of graded systems of ideal sheaves where the indexing set is some subsemigroup S of Zρ , most often Nρ ⊂ Zρ .
Cones and Asymptotic Invariants of Multigraded Systems of Ideals
We get that infinitely often the maximal distance between two favorite sites is almost surely bounded, notice that this implies also that, almost surely, there is only a finite number of favorite sites at step n infinitely often.
Almost sure estimates for the concentration neighborhood of Sinai's walk
By Condition E, x is visited infinitely often a.s. on the event E :={0 is visited infinitely often a.s.}.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
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