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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OFT

The happiest of us has been weary of her many a time and oft.

His oft quoted maxim was, "It is better to wear out than to rust out."

And many a time and oft it do be coming and us not thinking of it.

Many a time and oft he has let me go to St. Penfer when it was raining and blowing.

"I've oft telt thee so," said Mattha, not fearing the character of a Job's comforter.

Her mere beauty had oft been praised, and in terms that glowed like fire.

Then as now the oft quoted maxim stands that man is what he eats.

Thus it befell, as oft is said, that many are the Kings ears.

When yet a child I oft have dried my tears when thou hast smil'd.

I oft sat beside him in the Circus or at the games last year.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English oft "often, frequently," from Proto-Germanic *ofta- "frequently" (cf. Old Frisian ofta, Danish ofte, Old High German ofto, German oft, Old Norse opt, Gothic ufta "often"), of unknown origin. Archaic except in compounds (e.g. oft-told), and replaced by its derivative often.

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