Definition of 'often'
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They are often used as offices or adult retreats. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Women are often given preferential treatment in public life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You often get a discount for this. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Too often it feels more like an acting exercise than a family showdown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Luck is building steadily for brothers who often work together. The Sun (2016)We often hear about the work ethic of sportspeople. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is often also a question of simple logistics. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How good a player he was is something that is often hard to divorce from the trouble around him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We both work hard and often spend time apart on business trips. The Sun (2014)The trouble is that your mind often gives up before your body. The Sun (2013)This is often why people stop exercising regularly and end up returning to their old unhealthy ways. The Sun (2013)Women especially often feel a real affinity for dance as a form. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)Why do things invented to make life easy so often make it harder? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Many dried herbs are also too often disappointingly old and anaemic. Food Watch (1994)We often ask how much is enough? The Sun (2012)The whole plant often takes on a reddish glow. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Youth pastors also are often asked to provide reference letters on former workers. Christianity Today (2000)We often get drawn to people precisely because they promise to edge us in the right direction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet for me it means the financial cardiac at the checkout happens less often. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In these cases companies often use options to insure against extreme outcomes. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The early fifties are a difficult time for couples and women are often hit hardest. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The kinds of interviews faced by this broad group of people are often fairly similar in many respects. How to Face Interviews (1981)Sport is frequently spectacular and often dramatic, but it has more profound possibilities as well. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'often'
British English: often /ˈɒfn; ˈɒftn/ ADVERB
If something happens often, it happens many times or much of the time.
They often spend the weekend together.
- American English: often
- Arabic: كَثِيراً مَا
- Brazilian Portuguese: frequentemente
- Chinese: 经常
- Croatian: često
- Czech: často
- Danish: ofte
- Dutch: vaak
- European Spanish: a menudo
- Finnish: usein
- French: souvent
- German: oft
- Greek: συχνά
- Italian: spesso
- Japanese: しばしば
- Korean: 자주 빈번한
- Norwegian: ofte
- Polish: często
- European Portuguese: frequentemente
- Romanian: adesea
- Russian: часто
- Spanish: a menudo
- Swedish: ofta
- Thai: บ่อย
- Turkish: sıklıkla
- Ukrainian: часто
- Vietnamese: thường xuyên
Definition of often from the Collins English Dictionary
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