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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from the Middle English oftentymes; equivalent to often +‎ times. Compare oftentime.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒf.ənˌtaɪmz/, /ˈɒf.tənˌtaɪmz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɔf.ənˌtaɪmz/, /ˈɔf.tənˌtaɪmz/
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AdverbEdit

oftentimes (not comparable)

  1. Frequently
    • 1804, Robert Wissett, On the Cultivation and Preparation of Hemp
      But because this is oftentimes dangerous, and much hurt hath been received thereby through casualty of fire, I advise the sticking four stakes into the earth, at least five feet above the ground []
  2. Repeatedly (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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