Usage examples for oft

  1. Oft he comes open- mouth'd-" Why how now, Micio? – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  2. Jonson expressed with equal frankness his opinion of Drummond, to whom he said that he " was too good and simple, and that oft a man's modesty made a fool of his wit." – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  3. His best known production is the hymn, " Much in sorrow, oft in Woe." – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  4. His virtue oft with wine to warm. – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
  5. Policeman's lot is oft a happy one. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  6. After the burghers had taken supper the whistle was blown and the oft- repeated command, 'opzaal, ' sounded in their ears. – In the Shadow of Death by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
  7. His bent is sweete, his loose is somewhat sowre, In ioy begunne, ends oft in wofull bowre. – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
  8. May we not think of it as oft and again visited by Martha, and Mary, and Lazarus? – Memories of Bethany by John Ross Macduff
  9. As he was preparing, he said, " The way up the rock and the oft- frequented path is dangerous; could I not get a travelling- staff to help me?" – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  10. Thus fancy oft will bring relief, And with a shadow comfort grief. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  11. Thou art a fickle jade, And oft responsible when grave mistakes are made, And therefore 'tis with caution that I hesitate When truthful things I undertake to state. – The Old Hanging Fork and Other Poems by George W. Doneghy
  12. It was the old, oft- uttered, futile appeal to the head, when the heart has already spoken. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  13. There's no such thing; I've been too faithful to you, that I have; Losing my sleep full oft to watch your pleasure. – The Fatal Jealousie (1673) by Henry Nevil Payne Commentator: Willard Thorp
  14. 13 O sacred bird, let me at eve, Thus wandering all alone, Thy tender counsel oft receive, Bear witness to thy pensive airs, And pity Nature's common cares, Till I forget my own. – Poetical Works of Akenside by Mark Akenside
  15. The oft- repeated compliments of the crowd about him seemed to him empty, trite, meaningless; what could they know of her real beauty compared with himself who saw her through Love's eyes! – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  16. Clutching him by the throat, Dan threw him oft- he could get at his knife now. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
  17. Then let us meet, as oft we've done, Beneath the influence of the sun; Or, if at midnight I must meet you, Oh! – Fugitive Pieces by George Gordon Noel Byron
  18. Bad teacher oft makes pupil wise. – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  19. Now all these matters have oft prompted me to write down my story, so that when any visitor of mine might ask me for it, I could satisfy him without trouble to myself, by simply putting the manuscript into his hand and bidding him read what I had there written. – In the Days of Drake by J. S. Fletcher