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EN[ˈɒfn̩] [ˈɒftən] [ɔːfən] [ˈɔfn̩] [ˈɔftən] [ˈɑfn̩] [ˈɑftən] [-ɒfən]
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    Definition of often in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore oftenCOMoftenerSUPmost oftenSUPoftenest
    1. Frequently, many times.
      1. According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Practiced on an international scale, eugenocide will do much to prevent lingering, tortuous death by starvation, occasioned so often by overbrowse in underdeveloped nations.
      • Though the Constitution grants Iraq’s only elected body wide powers to pass laws and investigate, sectarian divisions and the need for a twothirds majority in some cases have often led to deadlock.
      • His experiences debating made him a more articulate communicator, not least because the topics were often controversial.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Often found in the phrase You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
      • Often used with the studio is the egg-crate, which minimizes side spill and does make the beam a bit more controllable.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • At higher altitudes you need to breathe your horse more often.
      • Her mother laid it on thick, telling her to call home more often.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Time adverbs
        • Frequency adverbs
    Related Links:
    1. en oftentimes
    2. en oftener
    3. en oftenly
    4. en oftenest
    5. en oftensith
    Source: Wiktionary
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    Meaning of often for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "often" is an adverb, more specifically, a time adverb.
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