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[free-kwuh nt-lee] /ˈfri kwənt li/
often; many times; at short intervals.
Origin of frequently
1525-35; frequent + -ly
repeatedly. See often. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Harper and others who choose to move frequently are likely to be risk takers, psychologists say.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit.
  • Bacteria swap genes with their neighbors more frequently than researchers have realized.
  • He operates in a variety of mediums, from sculpture to painting, and frequently incorporates found objects into his work.
  • Those in colder climates frequently have to risk freezing themselves to warm up their cars.
  • Research suggests that fund managers who trade more frequently earn, on average, lower returns.
  • The polar regions are frequently neglected in discussions of the environment, but they shouldn't be.
  • As science has long demonstrated, eyewitness accounts are frequently riddled with errors.
  • Initially they found that beekeepers who frequently moved their hives were more likely to be afflicted.
  • Manatees can't hear the low sounds of boat engines, which is why the animals are frequently injured, a researcher says.
Word Origin and History for frequently

1530s, from frequent (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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