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[aw-fuh n-tahymz, of-uh n-; awf-tuh n, of-] /ˈɔ fənˌtaɪmz, ˈɒf ən-; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-/
Also, ofttimes
[awft-tahymz, oft-, awf-, of-] /ˈɔftˌtaɪmz, ˈɒft-, ˈɔf-, ˈɒf-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of oftentimes
1350-1400; Middle English; see often, time, -s1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • oftentimes in these situations, exploiting such a correlation can actually make the correlation go away.
  • Some people aren't good at school, but oftentimes they have other skills that they can use to make a good life.
  • oftentimes a model is being used because the processes being evaluated cannot be adequately observed.
  • Their style of business is brutal and oftentimes underhanded.
  • The experts offered a variety of oftentimes conflicting opinions.
  • These students tend to be more serious about their learning and oftentimes make the best students.
  • oftentimes the bachelors degree is so dumbed down its contents begins to resemble what is taught in high school.
  • Such fruitful communication had he oftentimes with his familiar friends.
  • oftentimes airline companies may need to delay or cancel flights.
  • Gold is oftentimes seen as the ultimate financial safety play.
Word Origin and History for oftentimes

extended form of often, attested from early 15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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