Often

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Often Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • many times at short intervals; "we often met over a cup of coffee"
  • frequently or in great quantities; "I don''t drink much"; "I don''t travel much"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Often'


  • Release early, release often: Release early, release often (also: time-based releases, sometimes abbreviated RERO) is a software development philosophy that emphasizes the importance

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'Often' example sentence in quotations


* Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own. - H.L. Mencken

* Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

* The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say -- because they were too obvious. - Andr Gide


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Often Sample Sentences in News


  • Analysis: Local governments often unaware of oil transport dangers
    In those and other cases, local emergency responders were overwhelmed by the conflagrations resulting from these accidents. Residents often had no idea that such a dangerous cargo, and in such volume, was being transported through their towns. Read more on this news related to 'Often'
  • Family firms: Why heirs struggle to retain trust
    Family-owned firms are often viewed as more trustworthy than their corporate peers, but this faith can wane when the firm passes to the next generation. Read more on this news related to 'Often'
  • Problem gambling, personality disorders often go hand in hand
    The treatment of people who cannot keep their gambling habits in check is often complicated because they also tend to suffer from personality disorders. Problem gambling creates a multitude of intrapersonal, interpersonal and social difficulties for the roughly 2.3 percent of the population internationally that suffers from this behavior. Read more on this news related to 'Often'

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