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Definition of "oft" []

  • Often. Often used in combination: his oft-expressed philosophy; oft-repeated tales. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oft" in a sentence
  • "Ten Br. proposes: oft seldan (= _gave_) wǣre æfter lēod-hryre: lȳtle hwīle bongār būgeð, þēah sēo brȳd duge = _oft has a treaty been given after the fall of a prince: but little while the murder-spear resteth, however excellent the bride be."
  • "Ten Br. proposes: oft seldan (= _gave_) wære äfter leód-hryre: lytle hwîle bongâr bûgeð, þeáh seó brýd duge = _oft has a treaty been given after the fall of a prince: but little while the murder-spear resteth, however excellent the bride be."
  • "Alexander McQueen is a name oft batted around by members of the bloggerati as the designer of clothing that only batshit crazy people would wear."
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